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R's Location Labeling Journey

 
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I hadn't really considered labeling locations in the past, but I do often find myself struggling to use consistent names when describing a location to others. So I can see how labeling locations would facilitate improved communication in a community, and I can understand why location labeling is included prominently in SKIP.  I'm also excited to try alternative approaches to making signs without paint as I'm definitely not a fan of paint.  I'll be using this thread to post updates on my journey.
 
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Arrakis Badlands
(where anything is possible)
maybe lots of herbs and a garage/workshop and shrubby looking

Caladan Wetlands
(where the water invigorates the land)
maybe has a pond with fishes, that is used to do a probiotic folair spray once a month/week/etc?

............. Savanna
(where milk and honey flows ... and cheese don't forget the cheese and wine)
maybe it has a pasture-ish area with a picnic area, some food preservation happening

Dunes and Star Wars names are awesome and then if you tie it into the land feature or use. It would be perfect.


 
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After an unnecessarily extensive brainstorm to decide what location to label first, I settled on the dog house.  The dog house doesn't look like a typical doghouse since it is large, has a daylight basement, live roof, solar panel, storage room, two dog sized entries for a pair of yellow labs that have since passed.  It is actually now home to my favorite cat.  Labelling it makes sense and could be done somewhat whimsically. Also, installing two trim boards under the dog house deck had been on my todo list for far too long.  By choosing it, I can get the added pleasure of killing two birds with one stone.  

I started with some Western Red Cedar logs that I milled into 5x6 timbers for a grape arbor project, but also got some 1x6 and other assorted dimensional lumber out of.  For this sign I chose a 1x6 board with one live edge.  I cut it to length to fit mounted under the dog house deck. I printed the words on 8.5x11 sheet of paper, taped it to the board, and used a router to route right through the paper.  I then removed the remaining paper and burned the letters with a butane torch. Next I sanded the area with the letters to sand off surrounding burnt areas.  Then I applied the oil to make the lettering really stand out and stay that way for longer. Lastly, I mounted the sign using 2.5 inch star drive screws.

I chose to make the sign in German because it sounds better than in English.  Welcome to Hund Haus!
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Before installing the sign.
Before installing the sign.
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After installing the sign.
After installing the sign.
 
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I dream of such a dog house the next time we get a dog! That's amazing.
 
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