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We’ve created hundreds of honours boards in Dundee for clubs, schools and organisations over decades. That’s why Carnoustie Bowling Club contacted us to refurbish their five prestigious boards.
Planning the project
Following off and on site meetings, samples were produced to ascertain colours for both the wood stains and lettering. My quote was approved and we began restoring the original honours boards.
Sanding and typing
The project started with copying all of the content so that each name and date (back to 1875) was replaced on each of the boards. Formatting the layout with twenty millimetres high lettering ensured enough space for future additions. A traditional Roman font was chosen for its elegance and legibility.
The preparation of the honours boards involved thorough sanding of the faces and mouldings back to the bare wood grain. The teak wood stain was then built up in layers to a rich density. The stain was brushed on with extra care around the edges of the face. To create contrast and interest, the mouldings were stained a darker colour which made the faces stand out more. Gold metallic enamel was painted around the routered edges on the mouldings, as well as decorative elements at the top. Then, after about two weeks of staining, several coats of yacht varnish were also brushed on.
Manufacture & installation
Once the yacht varnish had cured, the columns of gold metallic vinyl lettering were cut and arranged for application. The honours boards lettering was applied to reinstate over 120 years of history. As well as the club’s new look emblem, crowning each honours board.
We delivered and installed the boards onto the club’s hall wall in a spacious and light environment. The boards are an immediate focal point when entering the club. They’re easily added to each year too.
Contact me to discuss how I can help with your honours boards in Dundee.