This is our doubly up-cycled sign! Last summer we made a “hello” sign by cutting the word out on the band saw and painting it white. It was simple, fun and inviting. Then one day the wind blew too hard and the sign fell and was dashed to pieces. I repaired it as best I could, and it lasted until the next big windstorm. At that point it would have looked like Dr. Frankenstein’s sign if I tried the same repairs. Instead, I decided to use some old pallet boards to nail together a sturdy back for the lettering and give it a more “rustic” look.