FAQs

 

What is the ordering process?

We make it easy for you to design and order your custom sign.

To place an order, E-Mail or call us with your ideas and we will design a custom sign to your specifications, at no charge.

How do you make your cedar signs?

Once you pick your sign shape and font style and any artwork you want on your sign your sign will be custom made to order for you. Our sign making process involves many steps including cutting, planing and sanding the wood before it is ready to be carved, cutting your custom sign shape, carving  your custom letters and artwork, re-sanding the sign,  coloring the sign letters and artwork, doing a last final smooth finish sanding, and applying multiple coats of an exterior acrylic wood finish.  We also ship at no extra charge, sign-hanging chain, s-hooks, eye-screws, and sawtooth hangers.

How will my cedar sign be finished?

We have spent a lot of time testing different wood finishing products and we also wanted to offer a safe Non-toxic, Zero VOC’s, Safe for the Environment product that will last outdoors for many years of enjoyment. We went green! using a special product that is 100% safe for people, pets, plants and us when we work with it. Here are the features of the finish that we use on your sign:

  • Long Lasting, Deep Penetrating Bond Protects Against Mold & Mildew
  • Non-toxic, Zero VOC’s
  • Waterproofs, Provides Long Term UV Protection
  • Odorless, Non-Flammable, Non-Combustible
  • Will Not Harm Pets, Plants or Livestock
  • Absorbs into the wood to Form a Flexible Polymer Becoming Part of the Cellular Structure of the Wood
  • Helps Prevent Wood from Cracking, Splitting and Warping
  • Cannot Evaporate or Wash Away
  • 100% Green Certified
  • Outperforms All Other Sealers and Stains

Will my sign have a gloss finish on it?

YES. We now use a special finish on our signs that works fantastic with our finish above that give it a glossy look and also helps protect your signs even more outdoors.

When looking for an outdoor use cedar sign watch out for places that offer a gloss or Spar Urethane coating on your sign as they do not last outdoors the coating will crack in most cases within 4 to 6 months. This kind of product dose does not protect your sign from weather and sun damage over time. The gloss or Spar Urethane coatings sit on top of the wood and does not penetrate.

 

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What is the turn around time for a sign?

After you have approved your sign order and payment has been received, your sign will be carved and shipped, generally within 7-10 business days.

What text fonts do you offer for my sign?

We have a special selection of fonts that look great carved in wood for you to pick from.Most customers love our font selection but if you do not see what you are looking for and have a special font you like we may be able to use it for your custom cedar sign. Contact us about the custom font you want to use and in most cases we will be able to use it. Many of the fonts we offer are not your normal standard fonts you see others using we paid a good amount for the special fonts we use and they have a one of a kind look that makes your sign text pop and look great.

Can I have custom artwork on my sign?

Yes, we have hundreds of artwork and graphics files available.  We can also in most cases use your files and/or scan artwork of interest to you, for use on your sign ie: logos, line drawings, bitmap and/or .jpg files, etc.