The making of the board takes me a couple of days and starts with the search for the right wood to make it with. It’s never premade industrial wood, but used wood without paint on it. It has to be made ready before I can use it. I take out the nails, protrusions, etc. After that I have to combine loose planks together to create a sign. This happens with nails and wood glue. In some cases I reshape the sign, to then shave and sand it. The next step is to visually age the wood. This completes the overall look and feel of the board. The design will be drawn on and then I can start the painting. I almost always use acrylic paint. Some boards will have a frame added, and the sign will be provided with a note with background information. To make sure the sign will be durable, acrylic lacquer and/ or bee wax is used as a protective layer. The end result is a board that will never wear out inside the house. The signs are able to be used outside, but quality cannot be guaranteed. Like everything else, these boards are sunlight and humidity sensitive and this will affect them in the long run. Click on the pictures below to see the process.