– Ben Martens

Noel Sign

Tyla showed me a Christmas decoration on Etsy. It was a sign that said NOEL and was made out of reclaimed wood with a wreath for the O. Price? $50. I started adding up the cost of building it myself and I figured it was only the cost of the wreath since I already have plenty of scrap wood.

Tyla picked out a wreath and in just over an hour, I knocked out all the letters. The N is made from the fence at the house where Tyla grew up, the E is made from an old dining table that Tyla kept for a long time in hopes of refinishing (I ended up using it as oak lumber), and the L is from the palette that my band saw came on.

While we don’t get any real credit for the design, I’m really happy with how this turned out!