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Wooden Posts, Oak Posts
  & Wrought Iron Brackets

UK Sign Maker
We have carpenters on site who can create almost any post and bracket combination.
If you need something different, just email us your requirements


How Much Underground? - Click here for post planting depth

Wooden Posts - Softwood

softwood
6" oak with text on both sides, shaped arrow,
morticed into 6ft 3"x3" post
Oak Post Cap @ £2.50

Treated Softwood Posts

Although a cheaper alternative to oak these posts are still attractive. They are painted either black or white and can include an oak post cap @ £2.50 or have the top shaped.

Signs can simple be screwed onto the posts or, as in the case of this directional arrow sign, they can be morticed into the post. (£8.25 per mortice joint)

For tall posts please allow at least 24" 600mm underground. The 3"x3" post is suitable for most signs.

Oak sign with softwood posts

This oak sign has been morticed into
two 4" x 4" softwood posts.
Shaped Post Top
Oak Range Signs

The simple farm sign to the left has been made using signs from our oak range. The farm name is carved in 6 inch high oak. The information signs below it are made in 4 inch oak. 3"x3"  softwood posts have been used and the smaller signs are hung by chains. The main sign has been screwed to the posts instead of being morticed in to keep costs as low as possible.

Softwood posts painted black or white
Post Size 3" x 3" 4" x 4"
Planed to (approx) 70 x 70mm 95 x 95mm
 1m 3ft 3" £21.85 £29.35 I £32.10 £39.95 J
 1.2m 4ft £23.65 £31.65 J £35.85 £44.85 K
 1.8m 5ft 10" £28.95 £38.50 K £46.95 £57.95 L
 2m 6ft 6" £30.85 £40.80 M £49.95 £61.50 N
 2.3m 8ft £33.50 £44.20 N £56.40 £69.10 N
 3m 10ft £39.80 £52.25 N £69.45 £84.50 N
Postage rates are shown as letters after the price.
We also have Wrought Iron Brackets with post fittings available. 

Posts with Arm for Hanging Signs

Wooden finger post

4" x 4" Oak Post with fingers
plus letters on the post

Hanging Wood Sign
Hanging sign on oak with text on both sides, post with arm morticed in, hooks and chains

These can be made with oak or softwood and are ideal for hanging signs. The posts is 8 foot high and the arm is made to suit the sign. If you are ordering  a post without a sign please state the length of arm required.

The following prices include 8 foot post, with hanging arm morticed with fixings. See below for details.

For very heavy or long signs you can strengthen the hanging arm with a wrought iron bracket @ £37.50

3" x 3" Softwood (black) - £60 - N
4" x 4 " Softwood (black) - £92 - N
3" x 3" Oak / Iroko (oiled) - £169
- N
3" x 3" Oak (black) - £183 - N
3" x 3" Oak (white) - £197 - N
4" x 4" Oak - £286 - N

We have sold the post with hanging arm for double sided slate signs. Special fittings are needed for the slate - Click here for fittings       Postage rates


As standard our Softwood Posts and Arms come with Fixing Kit D and the Oak Post and Arms come with Fixing Kit A. However there are lots of other options for hanging wooden signs on posts - Click here

White posts

Oak posts are normally treated with Osmo Oil showing the beautiful grain of the wood. Softwood posts are normally treated with a black preservative.

However we can paint the oak posts black if required. They do look very smart and are superior in quality to softwood.

We can also paint in white but due to the number of coats of white paint we apply, there is an additional cost. Click here

Oak Posts, Gate Post Signs & Finger Posts


Oak Wooden Sign Post
This sign has been made using 4 inch high doubled sided signs 18 inches long. They have each been shaped as arrows and morticed into a 3" x 3" oak post.

Oak is strong, heavy and durable but it is expensive when compared to softwood. The timber is planed, edges routered and the tops are shaped. They can be treated with Osmo Oil, Danish oil or black wood preservative. All look amazing! Heavy slate sign on posts

We can mortice the signs into the posts if required. (£8.25 per mortice joint)

3" x 3" oak posts are suitable for most signs. 4" x 4" only needs to be used for very large signs or for the overall look. It is also sensible to use it for heavy slate signs.

As with the signs posts must also be treated regularly with Osmo Extra to prevent water penetration and keep them looking attractive. Please note with the larger oak posts cracks will sometimes appear as the timber ages. For oak posts we use character oak which is more interesting, but actually cheaper. If you prefer we can use prime furniture grade (as we do for the signs)- please add 70%.

In the 45mm, 58mm and 70mm we also have iroko posts as well as oak posts available.

Oak Posts with Osmo Oil finish and Iroko Posts (up to 70x70mm) with Danish Oil finish
Post Size 2" x 2" 2.5" x 2.5" 3" x 3" 4" x 4" 4" x 5"
Planed to (approx) 45 x 45mm 58 x 58mm 70 x 70mm 95 x 95mm 95 x 115mm
 1m 3ft 3" £22.40 - I £35.40 - I £45.80 - I £77.30 - J £89.80 - J
 1.2m 4ft £26.30 - J £42.90 - J £57.10 - J £96.90 - K £113 - K
 1.8m 5ft 10" N/A £62.40 - L £83.20 - L £145 - M £170 - M
 2m 6ft 6"   £68.20 -M £90.30 - M £160 - N £189 - N
 2.3m 8ft     £103 - N £184 - N £216 - N
 3m 10ft     £132 - O £237 - O £278 -O
Postage rates are shown as letters after the price.       Octagonal Posts - add 10%

Letters can be blasted into the post @ £2.50 per letter for a oak gate post sign - Osmo Oil Finish Only.

Oak posts painted black or white
Post Size 2" x 2" 2.5" x 2.5" 3" x 3" 4" x 4"
Planed to (approx) 45 x 45mm 58 x 58mm 70 x 70mm 95 x 95mm
 1m 3ft 3" £28.35 £34.20 £41.75 £48.10 £52.50 £59.30 £84.80 £92.40
 1.2m 4ft £33.90 £41.60 £51.90  £59.90 £65.90 £74.95 £109  £119
 1.8m 5ft 10" N/A N/A £71.10 £79.80 £92.70 £102 £157 £168
 2m 6ft 6"     £77.30 £86.40 £101 £111 £173 £184
 2.3m 8ft         £114 £124 £196 £209
 3m 10ft         £144 £156 £250 £265

Estate Sign
Size - 750mm long x 300mm (to top of arch)

Entrance Signs

The entrance sign above shows the pointed gothic tops. You will need to add about 200mm to post height for this finish.
For more information about this style of entrance sign on posts - click here.

Oak Gatepost SignWooden plugs

Wooden plugs to hide screw holes can be supplied - 50p ea

Iroko wood post
Iroko wood is full of
its own oil so needs less treatment
than oak.
Sign with posts

Morticed Posts

Small Oak Posts 2" x 2" 
These are suitable for signs about 12" in height or with a ground clearance of up to 18". When calculating the length please allow 18" underground. These posts are also available in Iroko.

The 2" x 2" posts are planed down to 45mm x 45mm and then treated with two coats Osmo Extra
Oil.

Priced  in table above

 Back Of Sign   Back of sign showing planed 2"x2" posts

Large Wooden Sign

Oak / Iroko Pegs for small signs
Ideal for smaller signs - no more than 6 inches (150mm) high. The two oak/ Iroko pegs are 24" long allowing 12" underground and a clearance of at least 6" between the ground surface and the bottom of the sign. These are screwed into the back of the sign.
Cost - £19.75 per pair  - D

Oak Pegs

Wooden Posts - Made to Order
Octagonal Oak Posts Oak Finger Posts

The finger posts shown above are made in oak and about to be treated with Osmo. They have been cut in an octagonal shape - something we can do with any of the oak posts. The cost is 10% more than square posts.

Large Wooden Signs shoulders

The above signs were fixed onto 4"x4" oak posts and the screw holes hidden with oak plugs. As the signs were to fix to the front of the posts, the wooden shoulders were fixed to the back of the sign. Oak shoulders morticed into post - £55 per pair.

The sign to the right was carved from Iroko Wood which may not be as beautiful as oak but is easier to maintain due to its high oil content. This sign was lasered but left unpainted. The font use here was Benguiat. Iroko Arrow

Wrought Iron Brackets

These are made by our award winning blacksmith. They are forged on a traditional coal forge.
The metal is shaped by hammering, bending and twisting to the required shape.

  Wrought Iron Brackets Bracket Sign
  Scroll Bracket - Oak Sign - Font Harrington - Corner Borders DS 009
Ball end bracket with 18" x 12" oak sign

Click Here  for more details, sizes and prices of the Wrought Iron Brackets and other Brackets

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