Metal and Faux Wood Man Cave Sign

Metal and Faux Wood Man Cave Sign

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 22nd 2017

Learn how to make faux wood using Vintage Effect Wash with this man cave sign.


    • scissors
    • ruler
    • E6000 glue
    • flat brush
    • damp rag
    • foam board
    • craft knife
    • brads
    • corrugated metal
    • chip brush


    1. Cut a piece of foam board to be about 2" smaller on each side than your piece of corrugated metal. Measure out lines every 3" on the foam board. Firmly place your ruler next to the line and use the edge of a pair of scissors to create a bevel in the foam board. Use the scissors again to create wood grain bevels in the foam. Randomly drip Fawn, Coca, and Light Cinnamon all over the board and use a flat brush to paint the board. Be sure to also get the sides.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a chip brush to paint Brown onto the foam board. While the paint is still wet, use a damp cloth to wipe back the paint. The paint will be left in the bevels and reveal your wood grain.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Transfer the pattern onto the center of the foam board. With a flat brush, paint the letters in Tin. Once it has dried, apply a thin layer of black onto the board. With a damp cloth, wipe back the paint. Leave more paint on the edges to show a worn look to the faux wood grain.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. On your corrugated metal, use a chip brush to paint Black onto the outside area of the metal. Only wipe back if you applied too much paint in an area. Allow the metal to show underneath.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Apply E6000 onto the back of the foam board. Apply the adhesive in the opposite direction as the corrugated metal so there is more surface area for it to adhere. Lay the foam board on the metal. Place heavy objects on top until the glue has dried. Insert brads into each corner of the foam board for a faux nailed look.


    Man Cave Pattern