How-to: Marquee Letter Sign
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Mark this distance on the unpainted side of your MDF. This is your staple line, or seam. Doing this prevents your staples from showing in the front of the sign.
Use a tape measure and a saw to cut the MDF for length in places such as the top of the letter and around the curve of the d. Staple along the seam where you marked the MDF in the previous step (shown below). For the center hole use poster board, which is much easier to bend. Your sign should be 3D from both the back and front.
Once your letter is completely framed, flip it over so that the backside is up and put a line of wood glue along the seam. (Keep it out of the very corners because it has a tendency to leak through to the front on those spots).
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