Hopper’s House Historic Cottage is the proud owner of a new, great-looking sign boasting a depiction of the loyal guardian bunny “Hopper.”
Crafted by the creative minds at Soha Sign Co., the Hopper’s House sign is as sturdy as it is beautiful. Mike Starks, owner of Soha Sign Co., has been building signs for 25 years and was not taking any chances with this sign located on the coast.
The rough shape of the sign was cut on a CNC router by Joe Finn using Precision Board Plus PBLT-15 HDU, while the finer details were hand-carved by Heath DeWallace. FSC-88WB was used to prime, followed by a 1-shot mixture paint job, followed up with a custom wash to add depth in some of the more detailed areas of our friend Hopper. For a final and realistic touch, whiskers were added using stainless steel wire.
To make sure it would stand up in the wind, the sign is backed with a 1/4″ aluminum composite sheet for durability. In turn, the entire sign is attached to a steel post, which was powder coated to also withstand the elements. A heavy post needs a sturdy base, so Mike cemented it into rebar and finished the installation with powder coated, self-tapping, vandal-resistant, stainless steel screws.
Needless to say, this sign isn’t going anywhere soon!