The gift-making continues…
This one is for my aunt, who recently got a small travel-trailer.
- The sign body and black elements are made of 5mm Home Depot underlayment.
- The camper is decorated with small pieces of various hardwoods – Proofgrade Red Oak, plus wenge, padauk, bubinga, and purpleheart from Inventables.
- In order to raise them above the 5mm border, each piece of 3mm hardwood rests on top of an equivalent piece of 2.7mm underlayment.
- I liked the raised look, plus this also meant I didn’t need to kerf-correct anything since they wouldn’t be exactly flush anyway.
- I did slightly adjust the outside black border to account for kerf, since that’s flush with the main body. In this case, I just reduced the inner dimensions of the black piece by 0.01 inches.
- To make it easy to put everything in the right place, I also scored the base with all of the same elements in draft mode, giving me a “map” to work from.
I like how this turned out, and I’ll definitely use this approach again.