1. Once I’ve taken all the measurements I started to cut out the main boarder.
2. Lay it across the older display I had made for reference to make sure its going to work.
3. Paint the whole thing light green (sparkling apple). I used painters tape to mask the stripes.
4. Paint the stripes the darker green, "green acres" is what I use to get that Steam Whistle green
5. Prime the main board
6. Add the Polyeurthane resin to the boarder, this gives it that killer shine!
This step requires a lot of patience – you have to wait about 6-8 hours for it to dry before you can add the next coat. You must also sand it before the next coat goes on.
I would often put a coat on before I went to work so when I got back from work it would be cured enough for me to add the next coat.
There were a couple times I’d come home from work and the thing would be perfect only to find either a cat hair or a bubble in it and have to sand it and re-do it again. This can take up to 5 tries, so we’re talking a week just to add the resin to the boarder and same goes with the main board, another 5 days.
7. I then laid the finished boarder onto the main board, add the openers to make sure its going to work
8. I repeated Step 6 on the main board, paint it green then add the polyeurthane resin.
9. I laid out how I want the decals to look. I used the old board for reference just because it worked out so well.
10. I used the 2009 opener to reference my height as it's the tallest opener. I did the same with the bottom row in case you make another one that size
11. The dates are now in place
12. I placed the main logo and slogan
13. Added the nails
Voila the finished product.
So there you have it. That’s just quick idea of how its made. It’s just a little too complex and time consuming for me to make a bunch and sell them so I’ve provided the instructions should anyone want to re-create this project for them self.
Thanks to Chuck this beauty display now proudly sits in our Marketing office. Keep an eye out for it the next time you’re on a brewery tour.
Posted on June 29 2016,