This Carved Wood Sign Design as a Home Sign or Name Sign is a sophisticated plaque carved with symmetry and a rustic sort of grace. Plenty of room for name and address or perhaps a graphic. 9" X 16"; 10" X 18"; 11" X 20"; 14" X 24"; 16" X 28" and 18" X 32"
This sign design is handcrafted by our experienced Sign Makers from Real Western Red Cedar almost 7/8" thick. This finished cedar sign has a richly textured grain with colors ranging from mellow amber, reddish cinnamon and rich sienna browns. Its warm coloring is complimented by a uniform, fine-grained texture with a satin-like luster. The 14", 16" and 18" or designs would be carved from 1-1/2" thick western red cedar planks that have been laminated as strips with marine-grade, exterior adhesives just like a butcher block or a bowling alley lane. The color and grain variegation of these panels is beautiful..
SINGLE-SIMPLE: If all you want is a simple pine cone, a tree and animal silhouette or a heart - that's considered a single-simple image and adds between $26 and $40, depending on the size of the plaque chosen...
SINGLE-COMPLEX: A single image that is more complex; however, like a tree house, or a four-wheeler or a Harley Davidson motorcycle - that's considered a single-complex image and adds between $36 and $50, depending on the size of the plaque chosen...
MULTIPLE-SIMPLE: If you want multiple images like a scene with animals or a lake scene with a fisherman - these carving complex images adds between $50 and $64, depending on the size of the plaque chosen...
CUSTOM-COMPLEX: This is the custom design or element request that requires our having your art available: Logos, Photos, Art files. This also includes a request for a specific design i.e. not an old tractor but a 1940's model A Tractor viewed from the right side - this adds between $72 and $96, depending on the size of the plaque chosen...
Cedar is often used naturally; however, most wood scientists encourage a finish treatment. Each of our signs arrives ready for outdoors! Treating it can help to preserve it, which is really not necessary even if your custom wood sign will be located in a place making it susceptible to varying weather conditions. Because weather conditions don’t really affect cedar, it is not required that you treat it in order for it to keep its natural structure. Over time, however, the color of cedar will slowly weather to a silver-gray, and the grain will become raised. While this has an appeal for some applications, in the case of custom carved wooden signs it is prudent to finish the wood and sustain a cycle of applications. Interestingly, Spar Varnish, Poly-Urethane and other marine finishes are actually not at all satisfactory – indeed, harmful.
We have a way better solution to durability than these old-fashioned approaches. Our proprietary, modern finish system is formulated to enhance and enrich the natural durability and appearance of western red cedar which is oil-alkyd and cedar-oil based and will protect and preserve graying for a minimum of two years providing a rich finish, enhancing cedar's natural beauty thanks to its unique Sun-Blocking, UV protection.
Our formula contains an antimicrobial that resists the growth of mildew and algae and Western Red Cedar Oil to refresh the Cedar's unique odor and properties. The easiest way to maintain your rustic welcome signs and engraved camp, ranch and RV wood signs is to apply a refresher coat of our specialty wood finish each summer. Each 3.5oz. Bottle comes with two spray heads and liquid tubes to ensure long term performance of the dispenser.
Our Carved Wood Sign Design Home Sign, Name, House, Welcome and Custom Engraved Rustic Cabin Signs are deeply Erosion Engraved™ with natural boldness, depth and imagination! Erosion Engraving™ preserves the natural elements of the cedar's wood grain, embellishing the sculptural details of our custom rustic cabin and RV personalized wooden signs. All of the text and images are deep into the Western Red Cedar design. This is not wood burning - No stencils - No foam board - No CNC / Computer aided carving machines - Our Erosion Engraved™ custom wood signs are the real deal. Each custom wood sign is crafted by Master Craftsmen, Journeyman Wood Carvers and Sign Makers from original art drawn by Gifted Design Artists...get what we mean - NOT ticky tacky. After Erosion Engraving™, the text and images are accentuated with weather-resistant, Black pigment to improve the contrast and enrich the appearance of the custom rustic wood sign
Is this wood used okay for outdoors?
Yes is an understatement...for century's builders and sign makers have valued Western Red Cedar for its natural beauty and durability. The hallmark characteristic of Western Red Cedar, its profound natural durability, has preserved examples of native cultures for more than 200 years in the Totem Poles of the Northwest and hundred year old west Texas fence posts. It is the outdoor wood of choice and has been for centuries.
Cedar's unique aroma comes from naturally occurring thuja plicins in its heartwood. These aren't exotic plants or an endangered species. They are the fragrant natural compounds that give western red its pleasant aroma and protect the wood from deterioration. These compounds resist moisture and are toxic to decay-causing fungi and insects and preserve the wood to give it long lasting appeal. It’s also more stable dimensionally. Western Red Cedar is hygroscopic so it absorbs or releases moisture and maintains equilibrium with the atmosphere. It shrinks very little and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting, and checking.
It is Western Red Cedar's exceptional dimensional stability that makes it so well suited for use in high moisture areas, too. The perfect Custom Wood Sign Medium - Bar none!