If you’ve driven on Sidco Drive in Nashville, TN, your eyes might have drawn towards the Oak Barrel building – an old warehouse that has been redeveloped into a retail and commercial office space.
Over the past few years, we’ve had the opportunity to fabricate and install individual weathering steel signs for tenants located in the aged architecture. Due to a great collaboration experience, we were contacted to create a double-sided monument sign that would showcase the identity of all the building’s tenants.
Let’s take a look at how we “cleverly” designed the building’s existing brick pillar!
The weathered look of the building is an eye-catcher on its own, but the beauty is inside of the building. The arched ceilings are as tall as 33′ above the finished floor that is all crafted with wood and timber.
Our designer incorporated an arch into the top of the monument sign design to replicate the building’s curved roof.
We cut individual base mounting panels with the arched top feature from an aluminum sheet with a water jet tool. We also cut, bent, and welded separate aluminum pieces for each tenant sign into “pan” shapes.
The aluminum sign components were powder coated to replicate the color of the tenants’ weathering steel signs.
We designed and laser-cut each “pan” into custom shapes with dimensional white acrylic. We also used high-performance vinyl for smaller features in certain logos.
For the final assembly, we attached the large base panels to the brick monument with some spacers to “float” the sign of the pillar. The tenant panels were attached on top of the base panels in a way to conceal most of the attachment points to create a clean look.
The monument wonderfully complements the historic building and the custom steel signs, which are developing the rustic look Pfeffer Torode Architecture wanted to achieve.
Could your business use custom signage to enhance your office space? If the answer is yes, we would love to work with you!
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We’re a sign company and custom design + build shop located in Franklin, TN, but we also serve all of Middle Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky. We specialize in vehicle wraps, environmental branding, lobby and logo signs, wall murals, window graphics, architectural displays, event signage, trade show displays, and custom projects. We also ship our custom products to addresses in the US and Canada.