Our stunning engraved oak mile post, like the traditional milestone except with this one you can write up to 4 sides with your special destinations.
These beautiful solid oak personalised signposts are just beautiful. We can carve these with your own chosen engraved lettering, stating those special places you have visited or the location of loved ones and family.
We make these solid oak posts from one piece of ‘Air Dried’ hand-selected English Oak. We would like to stress, these are made from Air Dried Oak and not Green Oak. The reason why this is so important is that green oak is cut straight from the tree soon after it is felled and has not been dried in any way. This will over time dry out even in outdoor conditions and will move, split and crack as it dries and becomes accustomed to its surroundings. ‘Air Dried’ oak is as it states. It has been left to dry outside for several years and has acclimatised and settled into its surroundings. This means any movement or splitting has already occurred and can be removed leaving a flawless finish. This also means you can pretty much rely on the fact that your beautiful Mile Post will not change significantly once you have placed it in the ground.
Our engraved wooden mile posts are all handcrafted from 10cm thick Superior Grade English Oak.
As with everything we do here at Make Me Something Special, we have spent the time researching and sourcing the perfect materials available. Each oak post is handmade from one piece of Air Dried Superior Grade English Oak. This Timber is perfectly seasoned and adjusted for outdoor conditions. You can choose to leave your post untreated, finished in Superior Danish Oil or our low maintenance Diamond Coating finish. If you choose untreated your product will weather to a pale silver more quickly. Danish Oil will not only treat the timber but also bring out the timbers natural colour. This has a UV filter to protect the timber but it does require regular upkeep. 2 – 4 times a year to keep it looking its best. Diamond Coating is more glossy but a lot more harder wearing and only requires a top up once a year, however this depend on the weather and where the product is placed. We would recommend twice a year if you want full protection. Top up kits can be ordered over the phone or on our website – see here.
Setting your Personalised Oak Mile Post:
We recommend you set your oak milepost in concrete for making sure it is properly secure. You can purchase small bags of ready-mixed concrete to fix the post in the ground yourself or contact a local specialist. We recommend you set a minimum of 20-30cm into the ground.
The price includes engraving on the front face – up to 40 characters. This can be laid out over one or two lines – it is completely up to you. We also offer further engraving on the other three faces if required. The sides are numbered 1 to 4 and they rotate, from the front face, clockwise in order. i.e. Side 2 – is on the left-hand side / Side 3 – is on the back / Side 4 – is on the righthand side. Black and white paint-filled engraving is also available.
Extra carvings like arrows or motifs, please contact us for a quotation.
Half Size: 10cm x 10cm x 1 Metres (4” x 4” x 39.5”)
7-10 working days once we have received your order. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.
All engravings are in capitals. For lower case lettering, this can be requested at the time of order. Please add this to the note section at checkout or you can contact us via email or phone. All sizes are approximate. All signs are made to order.
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