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Wooden House Signs
Wood Home Signs & Name Plates

Wooden Home Signs & Name Plates

High quality wooden signs to suit all budgets. Huge amount of choice in materials, fonts and images

At our workshops in Devon we have  a barn full of racks of timber in varying thickness and types. Here we create the wooden sign blanks. Anything from small wooden house signs to massive wood business signage.

The most popular timber for wooden signs is Oak and in our opinion, it is the most beautiful timber. However we do sell a lot of Sapele for its deep red colour and Iroko for its high oil content - needs less maintenance. Have a look at the Gallery

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oak wooden signs

Wooden Signs - Oak
This is by far the most popular timber we use for house signs. The English oak has a majesty all of its own, with wonderful variations in grain, texture and colour and often small pin knots and burrs are an attractive feature. It is a heavy wood and is strong and durable. Providing it is maintained it will last a lifetime.  We also make large oak signs for farms and estates.

Large Wooden

elegant wooden signs

Elegant Range of Wooden House Signs
Our elegant range of wooden house signs is ideal for smaller signs or when fine detail is required. We can use delicate fonts and borders along with images with finer detail and even line drawings. We can also engrave the lettering as small as 10mm so these signs are ideal if several words are needed.

Iroko Wood House Sign

Iroko Wood Sign
Iroko is similar to teak in appearance and is imported from West Africa. It is an extremely dense and stable timber which is naturally oily and therefore highly durable and ideal for external signs. It is a timber which can be left untreated.


Sapele - alternative to maghogany

Sapele Wood Name Plates
Its rich, lustrous, and variable reddish-brown colour give it a mahogany-like appearance. However unlike most mahoganies, Sapele has substantially less movement in service. It is also even harder than oak. Very good value timber.


Chestnut house sign

Wooden Signs - Chestnut
Sweet chestnut is traditionally known as poor mans oak! However we don't look at it this way - more of an interesting alternative to oak. It certainly does look very similar to oak with a fairly dense grain. It also has a high tannin content that makes it very durable.


Balau, Ash, Cherry

Which Timber to Use

This pages describes how the signs are made and has full details of each of the different timbers we use. These include oak, sapele, douglas fir, cherry, cedar, balau, opepe, sycamore, ash, idigbo, accoya and iroko.


driftwood signs

Driftwood Effect Home Signs
These are very unusual signs and really do show the beauty of the grain. The letters are proud and the background is sand blasted away leaving the driftwood effect.

Driftwood Style

House Numbers

Wooden House Numbers
These are made in oak, rustic, cherry, sapele and iroko. They are available in a variety of sizes, fonts and can be done with or without borders. Prices start at just £13.50 for a simple 4" x 4" wooden number


Round Wooden

Round and Oval Signs & Plaques
These lovely house signs or plaques are made in various sizes using Oak or Iroko. Iroko, similar to teak is a useful hardwood in that it is full of its own own. Oak is very beautiful but must be well maintained to stay looking at its best. Wording and images are engraved into the wood using our latest laser technology. Larger letters can be painted if required.


Cherry

Cherry Wood House Signs
This lovely timber reddens when exposed to sunlight and the colour improves with age.



Rustic timber slices

Rustic Timber Slices
Rustic timber slices make interesting house signs. Each piece of timber is different so each sign is individual. The bark is left on and the whole sign is varnished. They are made in three sizes - 16" and 13" for house signs and 7" for house numbers.

 


Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir Wooden Signs
Douglas Fir is characterized by exceptional strength, hardness and durability. It is not only very tough but also water resistant, which makes it useful in exposed situations where maintenance is difficult. Ideal for farms and estatage signage.


Red Cedar

Red Cedar Signs
Cedar has a high tannin content producing excellent weathering characteristic. The timber also has a very short grain resulting in minimal checking and warping. Extremely durable for many years of use.

The timber can be oiled for a rich finish or left untreated to weather to a beautiful silver grey colour. This is a good option if you want a wooden sign without looking after it!


Black and white painted oak sign

Painted Oak Signs
Black and white painted oak signs are very traditional, but with the use of a modern font, their clean cut style would look very smart in any situation. They can be used as single sided house name signs or doubled sided hanging signs. As well as black and white painted signs we have a whole range of Farrow and Ball colour matches.


Very stable accoya wooder - excellent for large wooden signs

Painted Accoya Wood Signs
Accoya starts life as Radiata Pine which is a fast growing sustainable timber. The wood is then modified by acetylation which changes the chemical structure from the surface to the core. Acetylation creates the high performance wood, more stable and durable, mainly due to the fact that it almost eliminates the woods ability to absorb water. It can withstand the toughest outdoor environments and requires far less maintenance. Extensive testing has shown that paints can last up to three times as long on Accoya compared to unmodified wood.


Framed sign

Traditional Framed Signs
These are top quality wooden framed signs which are designed to last. They feel very solid and have a substancial weight to them. The style may be traditional but we do use the latest panel material and paint system, along with a solid wood frame.The inner panel is made from Tricoya. This is a wood based board made using a high performance resin. It is very stable, strong, durable and weatherproof. Tricoya itself comes with a 50 year guarantee. The frame and panel are then sprayed with a two component polyurethane¬†paint which is far more durable than standard brush-on paints.


Large Signage

Large Wooden Signage
We use five timbers for the large signs - Oak, Iroko, Sapele, Red Cedar & Douglas Fir - each having particular advantages and disadvantages. All timbers are at least 1 inch 25mm thick but can be as much as 47mm.. We can make boards up to almost any size. The large oak signs are the most popular choice, but other timber should also be considered.


Engraved Wood Veneer
Real Wood Veneers - Oak, Maple, Ash and Cherry - on Black Core - Ideal for Hotels, Offices, Department Stores, Shops and Doctors Surgeries, Interior use only - 9mm thickness


directional  post

Timber Posts
We have a selection of post options both in softwood and oak

Hanging Sign Brackets
Steel and wrought iron brackets ideal for hanging wooden signs


Post with arm for hanging sign

Post with Arm for Hanging Signs
These can be made with oak, iroko, idigbo or softwood and are ideal for hanging signs and are available natural wood, oiled, varnished or painted in a number of Farrow and Ball colours. The posts is 8 foot high and the arm is made to suit the sign.

Post with arm for hanging sign

Click here to design your wooden sign

Use this clever bit of software to help you decide on the size of your wooden sign. You can choose the font and letter size, write out the wording and see how it looks.

You can then send call us and order over the phone, email us with an order, go to our Online Shop or submit the design to us and we will send you over a quote.



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