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30 Cowboys Metal Silhouette

Sunset view of J. Dub's Original 30 Cowboys

First designed in 1990, the 30 Cowboys is my signature image and our most popular cowboy silhouette. It was my first long piece, and since then, it has been featured in Esquire Magazine, Pacific Northwest Magazine, The Seattle Times, and other publications featuring my work. Over the years, I have cut hundreds of cowboys in all lengths and scales, and they’ve been used in many ways, such as on ranch signs, coat racks, weathervanes, on walls, open beams, and in large windows. It’s been interesting to see the many ways our customers have used the image.

Sizes, Pricing, and Free Shipping

All of our cowboy silhouettes are cut from a single sheet of 10-gauge steel, then cleaned and powder coated with matte black. The three largest sizes come in two different mounting styles—1) wall mounted, which includes mounting holes drilled into the image for mounting to vertical surfaces, and 2) horizontal mounted, where a 1 1/2″ strap is welded to the bottom for mounting on horizontal surfaces. In addition to the dimensions below, custom sizes are also available. You can order many of our cowboy silhouettes online via our Amazon storefront by clicking on the links below. And we now offer FREE SHIPPING on all sizes of cowboy silhouettes, even the longest 16 footer, whether you’re ordering online or by phone.

30 Cowboys

J. Dub's Original 30 Cowboys

14 Cowboys

J. Dub's 14 Cowboys

7 Cowboys

J. Dub's 7 Cowboys

  • Wall Mounted, 27 inches long by 11 inches tall – $75.00

5 Cowboys

J. Dub's 5 Cowboys

  • Wall Mounted, 22 inches long by 11 inches tall – $40.00

Color Choices

Henry Ford and the Model T.

Henry Ford and his Model-T.

You can have any colour as long as it’s black. — Henry Ford

Henry Ford was known for offering only one color on the Model T, and that’s our preference as well.

Here’s why.

Powder coating is a process of baking a powder into the steel. It is a very durable finish for indoors or out, and while there are several other color options, touching up future scratches can be problematic for all colors except black. For that reason, we use only black for our standard stock.

However, if you want to explore other color options, we’ll be more than happy to talk with you about your options. We can also make panels with no powder coating at all.

Will Steel Rust?

Since 1980, when I built my first weathervane, I have been concerned about the finish we apply to our products. At first it was just “rattle can” paint. Then we “wet painted” everything for years with a high quality black paint. In the mid 1990s new regulations made the paint companies take the most protective elements out of their paint. Remember seeing the trucks and cars from that time with the paint flaking off?

Then came the wonder fix—powder coating. The original paint lasted for a few years before it started fading and maybe getting some rust spots on it. Powder coating is, in our experience, pretty much the same. After a few years, it has to be refinished.

Anything—be it steel, copper, stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, and even some plastics—will fade, deteriorate or rust after a period of time. Every few years, you probably need to repaint your house.

I recently spoke with a woman who had a deck railing that was 10 years old and rotten. She wanted to replace it with our steel railings, but was concerned about rusting. So my answer to her was, “Yes, steel will rust if it is exposed to nature.” Almost everything will change if it is exposed to nature. The nice thing about our steel balcony panels is that the woman who called won’t have to replace our railings, only refinish them, eventually.

We guarantee the finish on our products for one year, and they should look fine for many years after that. But eventually, they will need to be refinished.

Example Installations

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