This Is How It Started –
Nick at Haymaker bar and grill is opening a brand new restaurant on Portland’s east side and contacted me to make a rustic exterior sign to welcome his patrons. Nick and his team crafted the sign from old, unfinished barn wood to give it that signature rustic look and feel.
The Creation Magic Begins!
After the initial deposit and art placement approval I got to work!
A Work In Progress
The sign was too big to work on in my studio so I had to improvise, working instead on the island in my kitchen. Transfer of the art and initial outline burning took several hours. Now to hand-burn all that empty space in!
The Finished Project!
After sixteen+ hours of work and a couple of coats of clear, protective urethane finish the sign was complete and ready for Nick to pick up and install above the exterior entrance to his new bar. If you’re in the Greater Portland Metro area stop by Haymaker for a drink and a delicious meal from Nick’s eclectic menu…and be sure to tell him I sent you!
1233 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217