How to Find High-Quality Wood Letters and Custom Routed Wood Signs

Posted by Dave on September 21, 2010 | Subscribe
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FYI, We have two separate types of “stuff” available and want to make the information on this blog about both types.

We have “cut out” wooden letters and numbers that are used for so many different things, including nursery letters, wall letters, and sign letters.

Our wood letters are cut in several different font styles that can be seen on the front page of our website. We cut most of our wooden letters from 1/4″ red oak plywood (with an MDF core) or 13mm (1/4″) PVC plastic. 

We also make custom carved routed wood signs.

Wood signs are useful but they are also highly beautiful, offering a unique touch to any area. If you are looking for a custom routed wood sign, you should know what to look for specifically. One of the best places to find the quality you are looking for is from Dave’s Signs, where personal care is taken with each wood sign order.

What to Look For In Wood Signs

As you seek out that unique wood sign for your home, business or for a gift, consider a few of the qualities that the provider should offer to you. When you find these elements present, you know that you are getting the best possible product.

  • Ensure that the process is done by hand and done one at a time. There are many companies that allow you to select the wording, but the process is automated and done without any actual handwork. This reduces the quality of the finished piece and really does limit the overall beauty of the final product. Instead, ensure that the company offers wood signs that are done by hand and that each sign is done one at a time rather than in a factory style.
  • The materials used to make the signs are also important. Most likely you will be investing a bit of money into these wood signs. Therefore, you want the product to not only last a long time, but to look great throughout its life. The best way to ensure this is to purchase wood signs made on redwood or cedar. These two types of wood are the best for their beauty, strength and durability. Also, be sure that the final product is finished properly. It is often best to select three coats of exterior urethane finish to offer the lasting protection the sign needs.
  • When buying wood signs, look at how the boards are joined together. Many companies simply purchase factory built planks and use these to create the signs. However, it is best to select those that show that the cedar boards are hand jointed. This hand jointing ensures the wood’s beauty and offers more stability to the piece. It is a higher quality and it will last.
  • Ensure the company gives you the ability to select the image or wording. Some companies, like Dave’s Signs, give you free range over the wording layout.

There are many ways to know that you are working with the best company possible for your routed wood signs. Look for a company that takes the time needed to create a wood sign that offers true beauty. That takes patience and it takes a quality piece of wood and talent. You can find all of this through Dave’s Signs, and much more.


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