Wooden Signs

It isn't too difficult to produce a sign which looks out of place in the countryside - you can see examples almost everywhere you go!  This is because most commercial signmakers tend to have set formats based around styles and materials which are mainly intended for use in an urban environment.  Very few have the capabilty to produce traditional wooden signs which look most at home in a rural environment.

Our extensive woodworking facilities allow us to produce all kinds of wooden signs from simple house signs to much larger and more elaborate installations - all of which look very much at home in rural locations because they are made from natural materials.

The majority of our wooden signs are produced in either oak, Douglas fir or larch.  They are all made to order so there are no set sizes or formats that we need to keep to.

Wooden Signs
Wooden Signs

Routed lettering, handpainted letters

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Slatted sign in oak
Slatted sign in oak

Dark oak stain. Routed and handpainted lettering and symbols

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Routed sign in Douglas fir
Routed sign in Douglas fir
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Timber monolith in larch
Timber monolith in larch
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Entrance sign in Douglas fir
Entrance sign in Douglas fir

Approximately 3 metres wide

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Village sign in Douglas fir
Village sign in Douglas fir
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Wooden slat sign
Wooden slat sign

with laser cut steel detailing

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Shaped sign in Douglas fir
Shaped sign in Douglas fir
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Wooden slat sign
Wooden slat sign

designed for Nene Park Trust

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Shaped larch sign
Shaped larch sign
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Oak sign
Oak sign

Stained 'church oak'

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Sandblasted timber sign
Sandblasted timber sign
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Wooden sign
Wooden sign

One of a set we designed and produced for the National Coal Mining Museum for England

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Sandblasted timber sign
Sandblasted timber sign

in pressure-treated softwood

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Small entrance sign
Small entrance sign

we designed for Nene Park Trust.

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Larch monolith
Larch monolith
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Most often our wooden signs are treated with protective woodstain in order to increase their longevity. There is a range of translucent colours which allow the natural grain of the timber to show. 

 

Sometimes, however, the client prefers to have them painted in solid colours instead.  There is a very wide range of colours to choose from and RAL colours can be specially mixed when needed.

 

We generally try to keep to the Dulux Weathershield Aquatech range of water based wood stains and paints in order to avoid the use of solvents.  These generally give around 5 or 6 years of protection before ideally needing to be recoated.

Douglas fir slat sign
Douglas fir slat sign

One of a series we produced for Lee Valley Park

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Larch monolith access sign
Larch monolith access sign

One of 200 we produced for Natural Resources Wales

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Camp site sign
Camp site sign
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Canal side signage
Canal side signage

on the Driffield Canal

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National Nature Reserve sign
National Nature Reserve sign

in Douglas fir

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Routed softwood slat sign
Routed softwood slat sign

Double sided

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Routed timber interpretive sign
Routed timber interpretive sign
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Small NNR sign
Small NNR sign

produced for Scottish Natural Heritage and the National Trust for Scotland

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We also produce more elaborate signs with routed and handpainted designs.  These are generally made for visitor attractions such as zoos and wildlife parks where they are looking eyecatching signage to attract visitors into their exhibits.

Traditional village sign
Traditional village sign

Handpainted in oak

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Routed timber sign
Routed timber sign

on pressure-treated timber poles

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Wetlands sign
Wetlands sign

for Chester Zoo

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Routed timber park sign
Routed timber park sign
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Sign for the penguin enclosure
Sign for the penguin enclosure

at Whipsnade

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Playground rules sign
Playground rules sign

Routed timber, handpainted

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Parrot Breeding Centre sign
Parrot Breeding Centre sign

Chester Zoo

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Nature Trail start sign
Nature Trail start sign
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Chester Zoo Flamingo Lagoon
Chester Zoo Flamingo Lagoon
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Chicken cut out sign
Chicken cut out sign
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Lee Valley Park Farms
Lee Valley Park Farms

Pig cut out

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Sheep cut out
Sheep cut out

Hand painted

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Fish cut out
Fish cut out

Lee Valley Park Farms

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Butterfly Trail
Butterfly Trail

Isle of Man

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Coral Sands sign
Coral Sands sign

Part of Chester Zoo's 'Islands' zone

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Asian Steppe sign
Asian Steppe sign

Chester Zoo

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