I have wanted to make this sign for years! I even had the 3 pallet boards Kreg Jigged together for months before staining and painting. First I picked a font I liked in Word then printed it out. I stained the whole board a walnut wood stain. Once the stain was dry I taped the whole front with painter tape. I laid the word down on top and started to cut it out with an X-Acto blade.
I peeled the tape off that was the outside of the letters to reveal the wood underneath.
Once the whole word was cut out I painted a few coats of white and let it dry overnight. I peeled off the painters tape to reveal the word. I had a few spots that ran under the tape but was able to chisel it off with the X-Acto Blade just fine.