Wooden Signs

​Buy a Custom Wooden Sign online -made to order.

Quality wooden signs with modern or rustic appeal.

 NEWS UPDATE Nov/Dec 2016

Christmas Orders I’m fully booked for signs to arrive interstate by Friday 23rd.
If you can wait until after Christmas or pickup the sign from Officer Vic. when ready that would be a great help at this busy time thank you. Please let me know when ordering.

Merry Christmas

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Popular wooden signs online include:

  • Bar Signs & Man Caves, Outdoor BBQ areas, Rustic home decor, Western style decor
  • House signs, Family names, Farm gate & garden signs, Horse name plaques for stables

Carved wooden signs add character and personality to any area

More details below – Environmentally Friendly!

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

The letters are engraved into the timber then the sign is shaped and finished by hand. Buy a personalised sign for your loved ones.

Thousands of happy customers.

Huge variety of fonts for your wooden sign or timber plaque – Pics below.

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Freshly oiled Cedar signs ready to post

All my outdoor wooden signs are finished with natural oils, Not poisonous spray on chemicals.
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 or clip art I should be able to trace it into the timber. Bar signs, man cave signs, shed signs, bar & grill and more…

I’ve probably made over a thousand signs since I started selling online in 2004, so don’t be afraid to ask for that wacky sign you’ve been wanting, trust me, I’ve made some weird ones, some are even quite rude but hey, each to their own, right?

Please fill out the order form on this page if you would like to receive a quote. Your details will be kept secure and I will never use your email for spam or forward on to third parties for market research. I hate that kind of thing myself so I would never do it to my customers.

House Name Signs Wood

House Name Signs

Farm signs made to order

Farm signs with rustic carved edges, deep carved out lettering – painted matt black enamel. Decking Oil finish

Made to order then delivered to you!

Is there someone you know with a new house, shed or bar?

Outdoor BBQ’s, wood fire ovens, horse stables and paddocks… Ideal places to add character by giving them a hand made wooden sign carved and weathered unlike any other signs available.

People are delighted to know it was carved just for them!  I’ve had reports of customers becoming quite emotional when received and love showing them off to friends.

A personalised wood sign or country style sign makes a great gift idea for a new house, shed, workshop, farm property, or bar. A price guide is on this page. Usually between $150 – $300 depending on final size and details. Please use the form and I will reply with a free quote and example font list to choose from.

  • Solid timber — Quality Western Red Cedar.
  • We use Sustainable Plantation Timber only.
  • Timber is made to look rustic & weathered but smooth to touch.
  • 3D Lettering characters and pictures are carved deep into the timber.
    Choose from a huge variety of fonts.

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Rustic Pine Indoor bar sign example with burn scorch marks

Burnt with flame, carved rustic edges, outdoor Cedar Sign

Burnt with flame, carved rustic edges, outdoor Cedar Font 41 – Jokerman (see list below)

Some people ask for their sign to be scorched a little for the burnt old vintage look, I can also add a little stain for more depth of colour on Pine just let me know when ordering.

How I make my signs
Deep carved out lettering, then painted

Bar Signs

Indoor timber bar signs look great when engraved in old English, Western, or InkPen font. You will be emailed a picture for approval before I start making.

Personalised 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 – Every time they look at it they will think of you! The gift that keeps on giving.

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Pine (indoors) Rustic Bar Sign – with a little stain and burn marks

Man Cave Signs

One of my most popular wooden 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.

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Made for a fan of Doctor Who – Indoor Pine Rustic Edge

Vintage Style Pine with Shellac Finish - low sheen

Grandpa’s Shed 42cm x 24cm – Vintage Style Pine with Shellac finish – low sheen straight edge, available for a limited time. You can buy the actual sign pictured above, NO REVISIONS sold as is $69.50

Buy the sign above

 

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FONTS

Choose from 44 fonts or if its not on the list I send you, let me know the font name and I will get it for you if I don’t already have it. I will send you an example of your sign in 44 fonts when ordering.
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Pictures shapes symbols engraved into your timber sign

Pictures shapes symbols engraved into your timber sign – loads to choose from

If you would like a picture engraved on your sign I have many available or I can purchase, just let me know on the order form and I will see what I can do.  Price is usually $25 depending on how much work is involved. Black and white line drawings work best, you can search Google – example ‘horse clipart black and white’ then click images.
For price & options please read this page for details then fill out the form on this page.

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Rustic Signs with unique carved edges

Sign Order/Enquiry Form. Please use this form to enquire about a custom made sign & see examples of your sign sent to your email. Please double check your email address before hitting send or I won’t be able to reply. Read details below this order form first.

Sign Style
 Rustic Edge Straight Edge Routered Edge

Sign Location
 Indoors Outdoors Pine (Indoor only) Cedar

Sign text

Second line of text (optional)

Extra details

Screw Eyes (Optional)
 Zinc Plated Black Painted Brass Plated

Your Name

Phone

Your Email

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Important Notes

OUTDOOR rustic wood signs are made from high quality, weather resistant, Western Red Cedar finished with 2 coats of decking 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 are provided with sign).

INDOOR rustic wood signs are a little less expensive as they can be made from New Zealand Pine and finished with polyurethane. You can also choose a Cedar sign for indoors, just let me know so I know what finish to use. The decking oil can be quite a strong aroma if used indoors; some people love it, others have complained so I’m just letting you know, but ultimately the decision is yours.

PLEASE NOTE: Most customers choose Cedar even for indoor signs due to its beautiful colour & grain texture enhanced by the finish on natural timber. Pine looks even better over time as it ages in my opinion, more like the Baltic Pine you see in old furniture. Pine is not recommended for outdoors.

Our signs feature unique carved edges unlike any other sign available or you can order other classic shapes, borders etc.

Sure you may find cheaper signs but that’s not what I do. Ours are unique and no two are the same because the edges are carved with a human in control of the shaping, not a machine. I’m not interested in mass producing for maximum profit – pumping out boring signs that all look the same.

Carved Cedar Signs for Farms and Rural Properties

Custom made and personalised for you. Great for rural properties, farm gates or large blocks. This one was designed to hang from chain over a driveway entrance. (chain not supplied)

Pics coming soon, check out Instagram or Facebook for latest work.

Chunky & Thick Timber crafted with character. Large country 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.

Oils ain’t Oils – Decking Oils Today

I put extra time into making your sign look just the way you want it and use only the highest quality materials and natural oil blends, which have been used by humans to preserve timber for 1000’s of years. This may take a little longer to apply compared to a quick spray on marine varnish but it’s worth the extra time to use traditional proven methods. Plus, I don’t want to breathe fumes all day and support the petroleum industry, they have enough money already!  Marine Varnish and most modern finishes are full of plastic.

Why take a nice piece of wood then cover it in a thin layer of synthetic-toxic-plastic from industry?

Doesn’t make sense.

I use Aussie made decking oil from Byron Bay – Organoil.com.au. Organ Oil exterior with tint (UV stabiliser) Any questions about why natural decking oil is better, just ask me. This applies to your decks as well. I won’t mention brands but people should be aware that most modern decking oils are still called oils but they are full of plastic as well, they actually contain very little if any natural oils. Don’t risk it with your deck, if you’ve ever put it on. You know how patchy this plastic oil finish can become over time and it’s a real hassle to get it all off then refinish with proper traditional natural oils.


Price Guide

($AU for standard size sign up to 800mm). This is a guide only. Larger sizes quoted in email. Discount for a large amount of text. Max size for Aus Post is 950mm length (to allow for packaging material and bubble wrap)

Outdoor Signs

$150 plus lettering – $6 for each letter carved and painted, no charge for extra long sentences.  My Outdoor Signs are Western Red Cedar with carved out lettering painted with quality flat black enamel. Australian Made natural decking oil finish, hand rubbed.

Indoor Signs

$110 plus lettering – $6 for each letter carved and painted. My Indoor signs are NZ Pine Polyurethane Interior spray finish (Wattyl) carved out lettering painted with quality flat black enamel.

  • (Pictures $25 depending how much work is involved.)

Postage & Packaging

  • $30 Flat rate for standard signs to anywhere in Australia. (standard sign length is roughly 600-800mm depending on length of characters and font chosen.)
  • Large signs longer than 950mm will have to be posted via courier which can be expensive depending on your location
  • International orders please ask for P&P quote.

Quality Packaging for your piece of mind.

Your wooden sign is carefully wrapped in paper then at least 3 layers of bubble wrap, recycled brown paper and packing tape…. I spend a lot of time packing your sign to ensure it gets to you undamaged. Aus Post can be quite rough with them so I make sure they are well padded.
(I try to use recycled packaging materials when available.)

Environmentally friendly wooden signs.
Finished with natural oils & waxes.

Sustainable for our future!


Engraved Logo for Chambord Liqueur

Engraved Logo for Chambord Liqueur – Cedar Outdoor finish, un-painted lettering.

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.

Screw Eyes – Black Painted (optional)

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Rustic Cedar flame burnt with black screw eyes

What are Screw Eyes?

Screw eyes are an optional extra for customers who wish to use this method to hang their sign by selecting on the contact form when ordering. They are supplied with pre-drilled holes in the top edge of your sign and screw in easily by hand. They will be rolled up in the bubble-wrap packaging at one end of your parcel.

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Available in Zinc, Black Painted or Brass Plated (see note below).

  • Brass Plated are not recommended for outdoors – the plating will come off eventually.

Quality hardware guaranteed!

 

How to order your own personalised sign.

You’re only a few steps away from having your own unique wooden sign.

  1. Simply fill out the order/enquiry form so we can have all the details to work out a quote.
    Enter the text you want and choose an indoor or outdoor sign, pine or cedar etc.
    Please write it as you would like it written on your sign.
    – Normal or UPPER CASE – e.g Andy’s Shed or ANDY’S SHED.
  2. You choose from a selection of font examples that will be e-mailed back to you (usually within 24 hrs) unless I’m very busy.
  3. I will send back a draft picture of what your sign will look like for approval in your chosen font.
    You may even choose your own font from 1000’s available online – websites like 1001freefonts or www.dafont.com have some good examples, just let me know the font name and I may already have it. Once you approve the font and payment, I start carving the sign & design one especially for you.
  4. 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. If you need it sooner you must let me know when ordering and I may be able to move you up the waiting list and post express.
  5. Sign arrives at your doorstep ready to hang and enjoy for many years to come.

Sizes and details of my 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 200mm height. The timber thickness is approx 20mm. The longest parcel I can send through Aus Post is 1m. Max sign length is therefore 950mm to allow for packaging thickness (bubble wrap). Please let me know if you want a large sign when ordering.

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Routered edge profile example wooden sign.

 

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Examples of shapes available for wooden signs.

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  • Larger (rural property) signs – Thicker Cedar is very expensive. Please tell me if you need a certain size. The widest timber I can get is 300mm (sign height).
  • 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 the 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 for your loved one.

Please Note

  • To have something custom made with care takes time.
  • My outdoor timber signs are made from high quality grade Western Red Cedar – a timber known for its extreme long life outdoors and anti rot characteristics.
  • Many sign makers will use fake or inferior 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 they crack or peel water penetrates the top layer making things worse.
  • Oil finishes soak into the timber and will nourish the fibers, the water will bead off the surface like a duck’s 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.
  • Please understand there is usually a 3 – 4 weeks waiting list for my rustic signs, I also make boxes and other custom made items which can sometimes keep me really busy.

Andrew Wilkerson – Designer & maker of fine boxes and signs.

Why order a sign from me?

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP

– You may wish to get other quotes and that’s fine, compare my work and level of craftsmanship with other sign makers, look through my Instagram or Facebook photos then get back to me if you truly want The Best Wooden Signs Online. I’m not here to price match or negotiate a bargain, I’m passionate about providing you with the best using sustainable natural methods, locally sourced to support Australian manufacturing.
All our kids future is at stake!
Do you want a cheap sign made by a sign making factory or do you want personalised service from an actual woodworker?
A wood Craftsman who knows how to work with timber and has been making and selling quality wooden signs online since 2004.
Help support Australian small business and my young family.
It’s your money so it’s up to you.  These signs are made to last outdoors in the harshest conditions without any maintenance using the finest Australian materials.
You can re-oil them if you wish, full instructions provided.

Thank you.

Andrew Wilkerson

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