Country Club: Bent Tree Country Club (namesake bent tree is behind sign)
City: Dallas, TX
Originally, we built this sign as masonry with stucco overlay. Sign faces were sandblasted Black Galaxy Granite with 23K Gold leaf finish, with white paint fill on the bent tree logos. After this was installed, some on the Greens & Grounds committee decided the stucco had a too "South Florida" look. They decided they wanted it to look like it was brick but did not want the sign torn down.
We ordered brick from Mexico to match their club house, cut hundreds of brick to 1" thickness, also cutting hundreds of "pistol" brick (L-shaped corner brick), thinset the brick to the faces, mortared the joints, set cast stone trim around the Granite faces and added cast stone caps to this sign, a complete rehab while the sign was in place. We also removed the bent tree logos, gilded them with 23K Gold leaf and reinstalled them. The sign now looks like this. There will be a future link here to some construction photos.
Click here to see the sign as originally built.