The sign measures 66" wide by 39" tall, and 3" deep. The lighting and the backdrop were completed by another company.
We have an onsite 24" sawmill that we used to cut the boards from the logs. The boards were then air dried at the sawmill for about 12 months.
In this image the raw planks are awaiting selection. We picked the pieces for the LUX letters that had the most interesting figuring and grain shapes and patterns. The boards were cut to size and planed down to a uniform thickness using a standard 14" tablemount planer.
After planing and jointering, we glued up the pieces for each letter and clamped them for a few days.
This glue-up will become the face of the "U".
After the glue-up panel comes out of the clamps, we use the CNC machine to plane both sides of the new panel to ensure perfectly flat pieces to work with.
The letters in their final installation. We love the juxtaposition of the natural wood surface and the almost "neon" glow of the LED lights. The colour reflections off the high gloss finish really stands out when viewed in person!
The lighting and the backplate was manufactured and installed by Paxton Downard at Pushkar Props Services inc.