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Martin Lemiesz

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Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:38 pm

Oak Plinth - Sign Blank Supplier Urgently Required

Hi - we are trying to source oak sign blank to become a base for few plaques - overall size 450x780mm - who could you recommend, please?
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Martin Pearson

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Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:01 pm

Re: Oak Plinth - Sign Blank Supplier Urgently Required

What sort of thickness & what sort of finish? 450mm is quite wide for Oak, may have to be a glue up to get that width :lol:
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Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:25 pm

Re: Oak Plinth - Sign Blank Supplier Urgently Required

Bump for this post as aparently our supplier sent us 2x already and they both got lost by a courier...yeah right...

yes I think it will have to be glued
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:33 am

Re: Oak Plinth - Sign Blank Supplier Urgently Required

As Martin says ...

You could make one from 19mm ply (marine ply for exterior use) with a flush oak frame, mitered at the corners and wide enough for the inside edge to be covered by the plaque. You can route an ogee or chamfer edge along the oak for appearance sake. Glued and screwed from the sides into the ply and with corners glued and pinned and the entire well sealed. If you want a wider return edge then make the oak framing thicker and let it project out the back.

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Post Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Oak Plinth - Sign Blank Supplier Urgently Required

Have you got a local woodworking club? Might be worth speaking to them, just to add to what Neil has said if you used ply with an Oak frame you could also use an oak veneer to cover the front. Really depends on where it is going, internal or external. You might even get away with a piece of Oak kitchen worktop, without knowing a lot more detail it is hard to say. I don't think there are a lot of trade suppliers for this sort of thing in the sign industry, maybe it's something I should look at doing myself :lol: :lol: :lol:

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