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Create a simple stone wall entrance with lettering, DIY!

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Create a simple stone wall entrance with lettering, DIY!

There are many kinds of dimensional letters. For the sake of simplicity, we'll just focus on typical metal or cast plastic letters used for community gateways and entrances. The CAB plastic letters themselves are made to last a lifetime and come in a variety of typestyles, sizes and finishes. You can get an idea of the many finishes and styles by looking at a few samples here. As we make the signs to order (and there are many, many variables to consider), the best way to plan or budget for your job is to request a price quote. Let's look at...

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How-to DIY Guide for Magnetic Menu Walls

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How-to DIY Guide for Magnetic Menu Walls

Where to beginHow to DIY Guide for Magnetic Menu Walls LetterBank/My DIY Signs has been creating die-cut magnetic letter menus for over 20 years. Here are a few tips to save time and money on this retro-tech project! Let's take this step-by-step. I recommend that you read through the article before budgeting for your project, so you have a realistic idea of what the real cost savings will be, before you begin. Allow sufficient time so you're not distracted for best results. This actual project shows 3" lowercase heading, 2" lowercase menu items and 1" helvetica capitals for ingredients. Determine the size...

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Working with Awnings & Lettering

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Working with Awnings & Lettering

I want to put lettering or a logo on my awning  What do I need to know first? Important: Find out what kind of material your awning is made of before anything else.Did you know? In the latter part of the 20th century, awnings were predominantly made of a vinyl or fabric material. You need to determine which kind you have before you proceed, so you can order the right products. The lettering and logos are all custom-made to order, so let's figure out what you've got. If you have doubt as to the kind of material, ask the awning installer...

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Casting Letters for Concrete Pavers + Walls

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Concrete casting basics First we're going to cover what concrete casting is, Then we're going to look at how you can cast concrete with your custom mold. What is concrete casting? Concrete casting involves using a reusable mold or form for the concrete. Concrete is then poured into the form and cured in a controlled environment, transported to the construction site and lifted into place. Larger forms are usually cast "in place" where they will be set. If the molding is for concrete pavers, There are several options available. For casting forms, contractors usually use single-use foam letters which are...

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