Wooden Signs
Custom Made & individually carved to order
These wooden signs are made with care from quality select grade Western Red Cedar or NZ pine.

 Merry Christmas 2014
Please note that we are no longer taking orders for this year. After a large influx of orders for Christmas we have had to stop taking them and start making them or we will run out of time.  Thanks to all our customers for a great year.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

If you would like something made in the new year please contact me in January after the 15th when we return from a short break.

All my outdoor signs are finished with natural oils, NOT poisonous spray on varnish more details below Environmentally friendly.

Unlike most modern day signs with square cut edges, these unique rustic timber signs are hand carved around the edge, adding character. Or you can order a sign with square cut edges if you wish.

The letters are engraved into the timber then the sign is shaped and finished by hand.
More pics below.



Custom made sign shapes, house numbers, direction arrows, wall plaques
Anything is possible, let your imagination run wild, if you provide me with a basic outline I should be able to trace it into the timber.

SYMBOLS & HOUSE NUMBERS
Also available - Wood signs for graphic communication & common symbols such as Disabled, Phone, Pay Here, Enter, Exit, Men & Women Toilet block Symbols, Directional Arrows etc.



LARGE CARVED WOOD SIGNS - Custom made
Great for rural properties or large blocks, this one was designed to hang from chain over a driveway entrance.


Chunky & Thick Timber
 crafted with character. Large signs are made using a different technique and require thicker timber and deeper letters, they are priced on an individual basis according to size - Contact Andrew for a free quote


SOLID TIMBER - QUALITY WESTERN RED CEDAR
We use Sustainable Plantation timber only
TIMBER IS MADE TO LOOK RUSTIC & WEATHERED
3d Lettering & characters are carved deep into the timber
Choose from a huge variety of fonts


Scroll down for details & how to order

 

Some finished signs just oiled
These Rustic timber house sign examples are approx. 
  190mm High x 600mm Long
Timber used - Western Red Cedar
a variety of character fonts to chose from
The font chosen for these signs (from top) 
Script MT Bold,
 Pristina 
 Mono type corsiva

Rainbow Lodge - Font 32

 

Choose from 43 fonts or if its not on this list let me know and I will get it for you.



If you can't decide from this list I will send you an example of your sign in 43 fonts when ordering.

 

For price & options read below then fill out the GREEN FORM

RUSTIC SIGNS
MADE TO ORDER THEN POSTED EXPRESS TO YOU!

Is there someone you know with a new house, shed or bar?
Even outdoor BBQ settings can be an ideal place to add character or personalise by adding a hand made wood sign carved and weathered unlike any other signs available. People are delighted to know it was carved just for them!

A personalised wood sign or country style sign makes a great gift idea for a new house, shed, workshop, property or bar.

  •  The most popular sign people have ordered are Man Cave signs.
Order one for your man today, he will love you for it and as an added bonus you may even get him out of the house more often.



BAR SIGNS
Indoor timber bar signs look great when printed in old English font.

Personalized rustic wooden signs make anyone's bar look great & adds so much character to the area.
If you know someone who loves their bar then you simply must have a personal sign made for them.
Don't be afraid to ask for a strange or weird word for your wood sign, I've had many requests for unique signs and I'm more than happy to help.

Get a personal gift that will be remembered by your loved ones for many years to come 
 
PRICE GUIDE - $AU

Pricing Guide (for standard size sign up to 800mm) Larger sizes quoted in email
Discount for a large amount of text, this is a guide only.

Timber Choices Finish Types Prices Carving/Routing Lettering Price
OUTDOOR
Red Cedar
 Quality furniture oil
 Organ Oil exterior
 $140 plus lettering  $6 for each
 letter carved
(Basic Fonts)
INDOOR
NZ Pine
 Polyurethane Interior 
 spray finish
 $98 plus lettering  $6 for each 
  letter carved

POSTAGE & PACKAGING  
ONLY $22 Flat rate for standard signs to anywhere in Australia.  International orders please ask for P&P quote.
(size of the standard cedar wood sign is roughly
600-800mm in length depending on characters chosen)

   Your wooden sign is carefully wrapped in at least 2 layers of bubble wrap and recycled paper to ensure it gets to you undamaged.


I try to use recycled packaging materials when available.

Environmentally friendly wooden signs
 Finished with natural oils & waxes.

Sustainable for our future!


OUTDOOR
signs are made from high quality weather resistant Red Cedar finished with 2 coats of outdoor furniture oil (a blend of natural tung oils & beeswax) Signs can be maintained by re-applying oil or left to weather to a beautiful silver grey (instructions provided with sign)

INDOOR rustic carved wooden signs are a little less expensive as they can be made from New Zealand pine and finished with polyurethane


    New Zealand Pine (Scorched)

  • PLEASE NOTE Most customers choose cedar even for indoor signs due to its beautiful colour & grain texture enhanced by the oil on natural timber.

  • Our signs feature unique carved edges unlike any other sign available.

    Multiple sign orders or large corporate signs such as motel, hotel, pub or bar signs welcome (a discount may be available for multiple orders)

    Large signs for park lands, council signage or golf courses

  • Signs can be ordered with screw eyes for hanging, please click option in sign order.


  • Screw Eyes fit into pre-drilled holes in the top edge of sign 

Available in Black Painted, Brass Plated or Zinc Plated (choose in the form)

QUALITY GAURANTEED


How do you order a sign?

Simply fill out the green order/enquiry form below so we can have all the details to work out a quote.


Your only a few steps away from having your own unique wooden sign.

You choose from a selection of font examples that will be e-mailed back to you (usually within 48hrs) unless I'm very busy.


  • Fill out the enquiry form below with the text as you would like on your indoor or outdoor sign. Please write it as you would like it. -  Normal or all upper case e.g Andy's Shed or ANDY'S SHED etc.
  • You can then choose the font from a selection of 43 examples that I will send you through e-mail, then I will send back a draft picture of what your sign will look like. Or you may choose your own font from 1000's available online - websites like www.fonts101.com
  • Once you approve the font and payment I start carving the sign & design one especially for you
  • Your sign is packed with plenty of bubble wrap and recycled brown craft paper. Signs are posted usually within 2-3 weeks from ordering/payment.
  • Sign arrives at your doorstep ready to hang and enjoy for many years to come.

NOTE - Please include the text you want written on the sign
when you fill in this order form
If the green form below doesn't work please use my email or contact page
 

Sign Order/Enquiry

Your Full Name *
Enter text for your sign
(1st line)
*
Fill in the sign text you would like carved into the timber, an optional second line of text can be added to the same sign if needed or the words can be written on a second peice of timber.
Text for an optional 2nd line
Optional area for entering more text if needed
Will your sign be hung inside or out?
 Indoors 
 Outdoors 
What timber would you like?
 Cedar 
 Pine 
 Pine with burn marks 
Cedar is used for outdoor signs and finished with decking oil (Jarrah tint) Pine is used for indoors only, finished with polyurethane. Indoor Cedar is finished with polyurethane. Pine can be scorched with burn marks.
Sign Style
 Rustic Edge 
 Straight Edge 
 Other 
Please use this area to describe any special details of your sign if needed

Screw Eyes

Can be fitted to the top edge of sign for hanging.
Sign is supplied with predrilled holes for easy fitting.
Zinc Plated & Black Painted are best suited for outdoors.
Screw Eyes
(Optional $4.50 extra)
 Zinc Plated 
 Brass Plated 
 Black Painted 
 None 
Note : Zinc Plated & Black Painted are best suited for outdoors. Brass Plated may not last as long.
Your Contact Number
(Optional)
Email address to send examples to *
Please dont forget to include your email above or I will not be able to reply with examples
Address to post sign to *
Please include the full address for where you would like the sign posted even if you are only inquiring at this stage. We will then know where to post your sign if you decide to go ahead with the order.

The invoice/receipt will be sent along with the sign once the order has been paid for. Some people order a sign to be sent directly as a gift, in this case I can email the invoice directly to you if required and leave it out of the package. Please indicate below.
Send Invoice
 Along with sign 
 Directly to my email 
 Post to my address (if different) 
The invoice is normally sent along with sign unless instructed to do otherwise.
Date your sign is needed by
(Optional field)

DD
/
MM
/
YYYY
Its usually 2-3 weeks from ordering to delivery.
Please understand all my work is handmade.
I'm usually quite busy with orders but if you need a sign in a hurry or for a birthday let me know the date in this box and I will see what I can do to get your order out asap.

Payment Method

After you hit the send button you are not commited to pay for anything at this stage, this is an enquiry form only. I will email you a quote with total amount and payment options.
Most customers within Australia pay using direct bank transfer.
I can also accept credit card payments through PayPal for international orders.
www.handcraftedtimber.com

   

POSTAGE & PAYMENT Options - Full instructions provided when ordering

  • Postage of most of my woodwork is available Worldwide
  • Only $20 flat rate Australia Wide for standard sized signs (500-600mm)
  • Payment using secure direct transfer from your own banks website
  • PayPal options for international orders or credit card processing
  • Pick ups can be arranged from Heyfield 3858 Victoria

 

Size of the wooden signs
These hand carved wooden signs can be made any size you require for indoors or outdoors although most I make tend to be around 500-700mm length by 190mm height.

  • Photos of larger (rural property) signs below - Thick Cedar is very expensive however

 

Why choose a rustic timber cedar sign? The character of a timber sign will actually improve with age, they catch people's eyes & people love to read them. 

Most modern day signs are made by machine these days and lack character of natural wood. These signs stand out in a world of boring machine made objects, you'll be glad you ordered such a unique gift.

PLEASE NOTE
To have something custom made with care takes time.

My outdoor timber signs are made from Western red cedar - a timber known for its extreme long life outdoors and anti rot characteristics.

Most other sign makers will use fake or cheap timber which will rot faster than real Cedar. They also use chemical spray on poly finish instead of natural oils.  Spray on finishes are much quicker to apply but will not last as long once the water penetrates the top layer. Oil finishes soak into the timber and will nourish the fibers, the water will bead off the surface like a ducks back. It also enhances the grain and provides a beautiful color.

I refuse to take shortcuts in the timber industry simply to cut costs, I believe in traditional natural methods, if you're after a cheap bargain please look elsewhere.

There is usually a 3 - 4 week waiting list for my rustic signs.

Andrew Wilkerson

Designer & maker of fine boxes and signs