I love working with old, weathered wood. Fence boards are a great medium for all kinds of projects! I have gotten several different types and widths all for free from friends, curbsides and freecycle. This sign was made by attaching three boards side by side.
I do most of these signs by painting the letters on. I print them out on copy paper and trace onto the wood using graphite paper, then paint.
Usually I'll go over it all with final "light sanding" to distress a bit more. My hubby came home the other day with a trunk load of fence boards that someone gave him!
This sign was for my son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner. It was made from two pieces of old wood siding.
Using a different method for applying the image, I created these little boards to give away as favors at the rehearsal.
So keep your eyes open -- there are so many possibilities with fence boards!