Friends have designed and built their own CNC machine (computerized 3D carving). At PrairieBench.com, we had the opportunity to pass along some new designs to our patrons.
We’ve run coasters, throne backboards, shields, address signs, wall hangings and interior decor. Now we can design complex carving paths and produce art and functional wood creations.
We will be trying out ideas and new patterns in our projects. Check back for our latest creations, or if you require custom wooden signs, crests, or plaques… leave us a comment with your email.
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We live outdoors, but some brothers like the cave life. It’s a good idea to mark their territory with a warning. With our friends at Sawitall.net, we did a couple test runs with a rustic man cave sign.
One is a wild west font and the other looked good with a rough edge and some bolts.
Man Cave Signs
White Pine finished in polyurethane and water-based paint.
#02-28-16 MC 1 & 2
(2/2) On display at the Urban Man Cave in New Westminster.
Prairiebench.com teams with Sawitall.net to create a blend of old and new world decor. We’ve combined a medieval shield with a computer carving; the Bear Shield.
After a few tests we were surprised at the outcome. We’ve done three using old planks for defensive equipment then adding some plotted whittling. After, we glue the slats together and finish with PrairieBench Storybook finish. We’re going to add one more special feature with some glow-in-the-dark paint. Check back for more photos… once the dust settles.
32″ x 22″ glued spruce
Finished in Prairiebench Storybook and polyurethane
Iron handle with sisal wrap
We’re having fun with the new technology custom built by our friends at Sawitall.net. Imagine your new address sign designed by Prairiebench.com…
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This is a street sign done on Red Cedar of for a landmark address in the Pacific Northwest: Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.
Using a beautiful example of live edge red cedar, we designed a retro style street plaque and engraved it about 1/2″ deep. The ironwork is also custom and for that we used 3/4″ flatbar and tapped hangers for display.
The sign is currently on display at the Urban Man Cave on Columbia Street in New Westminster across from the New Westminster Skytrain Station.
This sign is intended for interior decor even though it is fully capable of withstanding years of weather outdoors.
Finished in natural tone and polyurethane.
Size approx: 48″ x 18″
Here’s a sneak peek of the next one…
A new shield for the ‘House of Paul’.
This medieval style crest was created on spruce planks molded and sanded to size. The client uses a stallion image over a castle and their initials. Ideally suited for over a hearth or threshold to indicate the household.
Each plank was carved individually by our friends’ at Sawitall.net for custom signs and 3D cnc work, then we assembled, glued, and pressed the pieces together. Then the shield was cut out and reinforced with struts. After sanding and shaping, it’s finished in polyurethane and Prairie Bench Storybook. Approx size 32″ x 24″
Check back for updated photos soon.