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Noah’s Archive Sign Installation

Some projects are just extra hard to complete, and this sign was one of them! There seemed to be a new obstacle to work through at every step. But we saw many answers to prayer. Below are some pictures of the sign creating process.

Preparing to sandblast. Mike and our other friends from Wood Graphics down the street were GREAT to work with, and we’ve gotten very well acquainted because of all we’ve had to work through together. Lots of decisions; lots of discussion. They were very patient with us. 🙂

This man has been painting signs for over 50 years and he did a great job.

The engineering details of mounting the sign with the new wooden sign post cover


Putting on the last end cap!

“Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.” (Psalm 147:1)


  1. Oh, look at how BEAUTIFUL it is! The finished product looks great. Thanks for sharing this Grace! The movie was fun too! 🙂

  2. Congratulations!!!
    Yay! Looks like it was a lot of work, but the finished product is brill-yont! 🙂

  3. This is SO EXCITING!!! Praise the Lord for the beautiful things He has done and is doing! I am in awe of Him… Blessings to you all as you continue to allow Him to fulfill His work through you!

  4. Harold,

    The sign is very well done. The sign design of the wood facia over the steel pole completes a very attractive design. Adding to the top and bottom of the vertical pipes provides valuable extra surface area for the additional words so the sign wouldn’t have a crowded look which would have occurred. The picture of the books conveys the needed message and the name is excellent. After a snowstorm the sign may have a very interesting ‘wintery’ look with snow in some of the crevices of the sandblasting. Take a few pictures of the sign if that happens and share them with us if you don’t mind. The only aspect I would add is interior illumination and the sign made of break resistance plastic or at least the book graphics and name illuminated. The elements are pretty hard on signs in Iowa but hopefully it will last a good number of years. Is the wood treated for a certain life expectancy?

    Since the sign was installed have you seen much of an increase in business?

  5. Wow! Looks great! We’ll have to visit again just to see the sign and the ongoing growth of the bookstore business ourselves. Danielle had the priviledge and blessing to be a part of a BL leadership training here; thanks again for your ministry and dedication to disciple young ladies as well as encourage and support families with your local bookstore.

  6. The sign looks wonderful. A very good job, well done! I would like to thank you for all of your tips in “Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends”. It has helped me and my younger siblings grow stronger in our relationships. I am sorry to say that we can’t visit your shop because we live in England!!!!!

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