Ive been asked by a friend for a price on an exterior grade illuminated sign for his business as the bids hes gotten from the pros have been a little too rich for him as his business is still growing. I think I have the method figured out but id like some feedback.
To give a sense of scale the sign would be made up of a logo and three words spanning a total length of approx 20ft with each letter being approx 16" tall.
The first option I gave him is an non-illuminated sign that would use separate up-lights in his landscaping. this would be done with 1/2" marine grade plywood protected with totalboat penetrating epoxy and painted with exterior grade paint. each letter would get cut out separately and would be secured to a backer board that would get attached to the exterior wall.
Now, I know how I would do a small scale illuminated sign, stack layers of plywood and acrylic like this project:
but it seems like an overly complicated way to make something this large. I am thinking that building a “light box” with a translucent white acrylic face and simply gluing/securing the letter cutouts to the face of this box would be more feasible.
Any input would be helpful!