Young American Ale House Maria Hines, the James Beard Best Northwest award-winning executive chef and owner of three Seattle acclaimed restaurants Tilth, Agrodolce, and finally Young American Ale house, a restaurant that elevates pub classics– while using organic, local ingredients – wanted a simple, classy neon sign to help the establishment’s curb appeal in the Ballard neighborhood.

Western Neon Custom Sign Builders (Seattle) fabricated the 3 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 9 in., double-sided, projecting sign, whose main structure comprises 0.090-in.-thick aluminum that’s painted white and red with Matthews acrylic-polyurethane paint. 30 linear feet of classic 12mm ruby red, 18 linear feet of 12mm CL65 white, and 48 linear feet of 15mm horizon blue exposed-neon illuminates the letters, while the face features opaque black, sapphire blue, white, red, and dark burgundy vinyl. CL45, Due to the minimal raceway space of the sign, the neon is powered by Allanson 12,035 PowRPaks. The solid-state transformers also decreased the total wattage consumption when compared to an electromagnetic transformer. All the secondary glass housings used are 200’s by Westrim and wired with Technolux GTO.Young American Ale house Young American Ale House Young American Ale House

The shop designed the sign using CorelDRAW X7 and Adobe Illustrator software, and assembled the frame from 2 x 2 aluminum tube, ½-in.-thick, routed aluminum from material from Coast Aluminum. Coast Aluminum also furnished the cabinet’s components – 0.063-in. aluminum returns and 0.040-in. aluminum faces. Western Neon bonded metal layers together using Lord Adhesives’ 403 epoxy, and assembled the sign components using a Saw Stop table saw, DeWalt mitre saw, Porter Cable handheld router, Miller Electric 350P MIG welder, Ingersoll Rand random-orbital sander and Bosch angle grinder. The shop mounted the transformer and electrical wiring within the cabinet using 2-in.-sq. tubes and a ¼-in. mount plate.Young American Ale house

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