Wood Slab Sign

If you’ve been reading The WGC for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I really love thick slabs of wood. There’s just something about them. They look great and they can be used in so many different ways.

Today, I’m showing another way I’m using them, as a Wood Slab Sign!

Be still my heart, because I am in love!

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Here’s how I made it:

I started with this thick wood slab…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

My awesome uncle delivers these to me whenever I ask. He cuts them with his chain saw off of a fallen aspen tree on his ranch. He’s truly awesome! He also brought me the wood that I turned into a serving tray and he lets me collect driftwood anytime I need it for projects like this, this, or this. Awesome, I tell ya!

For the wording, I used my silhouette machine to create my saying, then cut it out on heavy card stock…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once it was cut out, I measured and spaced the wording in the middle, then taped the edges to hold it in place…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a pencil and traced each letter…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had all the words traced, I was left with this:

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

For the wording, I used the Minwax stain markers to fill in the words…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Since I love the provincial color, I used that…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

With all the words filled in, this is what I was left with:

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s such a fun piece to have around the house and I’m already trying to decide which room to put it in.

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love that it still lets the wood shine through…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the bark on the outer edge makes me happy! This is definitely authentic!

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

The stained letters also make me really excited, just look at ‘em!

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

I could have painted them instead of staining them, but I love how the stained words gives the wood another depth…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Plus, they tie in with the outer ring of the bark…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

Like I said, be still my heart!

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the wording couldn’t be more perfect, because home is my happy place…

DIY Wood Slab Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

I can see so many other fabulous things to stain on the wood. From address numbers, to initials, or anniversary dates this is the perfect touch for any room! My head is spinning with ideas!

I’m thinking it’s going to find its way into our office, but I can’t make any promises!

Main Signature

Lovely comments so far...

  1. I Love it! I have a thing for wood slabs, beach-wood and trees of any kind, my boys think i’m nuts but I can’t help it! My dad made a 3 ft round slab of a tree into an address marker for my grandmother and it was beautiful! Keep all these great ideas coming, i’m loving all of them Shayna!

    • THANK YOU so much, Amy! I have a thing for wood slabs too! I totally don’t think you’re nuts! And I bet the tree slab address marker was absolutely amazing! :-D
      -Shayna

  2. Delightful!

  3. I love it! We are using wood slabs like this for centerpieces at our wedding. You gave me a great idea for some of the leftovers!

    • THANK YOU so much, Courtney! Wood slabs for your wedding? Gorgeous! :-D
      Be sure to use one for your initials and anniversary date! :-D
      -Shayna

  4. The stained letters!! It looks so great – a perfect piece of decor!

  5. i love it! wish i could have it.

  6. this is so cute! I love it. I hope you will share at my hop today Hugs

  7. Love it, BIG time, HUGE!!! Super sweet…the grain, the texture! Simply a neat-o project, Shayna! ♥ it…blessings & <3
    M

  8. hi! discovered your blog through a feature on Migonis Home. Your blog is fantastic and your home looks so cozy and welcoming. Looking forward to following :)

    xo,
    Lo

  9. I love this idea! We have a tree to chop this spring, so maybe I’ll make some signs of my own. Too cute!!

  10. Ooooh I want one! This is right up my alley :) I’d love it if you linked up to The Makers link party going on right now, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/02/the-makers-link-party-4/

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Katie

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