Our custom carved wood signs and engraved family welcome signs are deeply Erosion Engraved with natural boldness, depth and detail!
Erosion Engraving preserves the natural elements of the western red cedar's wood grain, embellishing the sculptural details of our unique custom rustic family, cabin and RV personalized wooden signs. Our wood sign creation process is, well it's, Mother Nature approved!
The best type of wood for outdoor family name, welcome signs and custom wood signs that can be used is Western Red Cedar. It is superior to even it's first cousin - Redwood. When properly finished, (see our refresher finish) Western Red Cedar will endure for decades; even in the most harsh environments. This is thanks to the fact it has a natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage, which makes it a great choice for a custom wooden sign that is going to be in the sun, rain, heat and cold all year round. It has a natural durability but it also has a natural beauty and it is these two things combined that make it perfect for use on a custom wooden sign for your cabin or as a outdoor family name welcome sign.
You will have the freedom of being able to place an image on your custom wooden sign; choosing to do this can greatly increase your wood signs visibility, in fact, people are far more likely to notice and develop an interest in your custom wood cabin sign if an image is featured on it. In many cases folks will often notice the image before they read the text on it. The images on your custom cabin sign could be anything from a pet to a portrait or landscape - as well as objects and logos. Photographs can be incorporated on your carved wooden sign, too. Because it is hand crafted and Erosion Engraved it will not be high resolution but bold silhouette details can be powerful on your wood sign from a distance. Size, too, affects the carving complexity and cost of our custom wood signs. The larger the outdoor welcome sign is; the more detail you can place on it. These larger custom cabin, camp and RV wood signs will cost more but if you need the extra detail or text then the extra cost is a good return on your investment.
I'm always quoting Gus Stickley (Stickley Furniture fame), "The lyfe so short, the craft so long to lerne". I've been doing this for 44 years.
I absolutely LOVE working with Western Red Cedar - If only fro the great smell of it! Our carved wood home signs are all personalized and individually crafted from designs created using scale renderings in collaboration with you. That's the only difference from leanin' over my carving bench and tellin' him what you want.
Our business isn't like Amazon.com or Sears. There is no stock on the shelves. We don't pick orders from bins. All work is custom. All work is commissioned. All work is prepaid. We work on one order at a time - in the order we receive them.
Most importantly, the proofs (scale color renderings) we send you must be approved before we carve anything. If you approve a sign proof with your name misspelled - that's on you. Don't call in a fuss over the credit hold on your credit card when placing your order. All work is commissioned and pre-paid. What you will get isn't like Amazon.com or Sears, either!
These are definitely not ticky-tacky; and you won't find us at carnivals or craft fairs! Creating Carved Wood Signs of Western Red Cedar is the natural place to start. Not only does it have distinctive beauty, natural durability and centuries of proven performance; REAL Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green material. Your Carved Wood Home Sign will gracefully weather a lifetime with simple maintenance!
Saint Paul, MN 55124
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