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For decades, we’ve created hundreds of honours boards in Dundee for clubs, schools and organisations. That’s why Carnoustie Bowling Club contacted us for the refurbishment of their five prestigious boards.
Planning the project
Following off and on site meetings, samples were produced to ascertain colours. For both the wood stains and lettering. My quote was approved and we began restoring the original honours boards.
Sanding and typing
This started with copying all of the content so that each name and date (back to 1875) was replaced on each of the boards. Formatting the layout with twenty millimetres high lettering ensured enough space for future additions. A traditional Roman font was chosen for it’s elegance and legibility.
The preparation of the honours boards involved thorough sanding of the faces and mouldings back to the wood grain. The teak stain was then built up in layers to a rich density. The stain was brushed on with extra care around the edges of the face. To create contrast and interest, the mouldings were stained a darker colour which made the faces stand out more. Gold metallic enamel was painted around the routered edges on the mouldings, as well as decorative elements at the top. Then, after about two weeks of staining, several coats of yacht varnish were also brushed on.
Manufacture & installation
Once the yacht varnish had cured, the columns of gold metallic vinyl lettering were cut and weeded. The honours boards lettering was then applied to reinstate over 120 years of history. As well as the club’s new look emblem, crowning each honours board.
We then delivered and installed the boards onto the club’s hall wall in a spacious and light environment. The boards are an immediate focal point when entering the club. There easily added to each year too.
Contact me to discuss how I can help with your hours boards in Dundee.