Natural edge free-standing rustic wooden house signs, beautifully made in the UK.
Rustic, organic and natural. These stunning free-standing handmade heavy duty rustic wooden house signs are created by hand, from scratch, using hand-selected Superior Grade English Oak. We handcraft each one to order in our Surrey Hills workshop, choosing the best pieces from our stock to make these beautiful wooden signs. Because of the natural edge, each engraved oak sign is totally unique.
Our rustic wooden house signs are made from 2.5cm thick solid English Oak and feature the natural Waney Edge of the tree, also known as the live edge, giving these rustic signs a truly raw feel. The shape of the live edge will vary in height across the signs length. It will not be uniform and generally has a 45 degree slope.
The length of the house signs will vary due to the amount of lettering that is required. We will always allow plenty of room either side of your lettering to give your house sign a well proportioned look.
Our Live Edge oak signs will feature no bark along the live edge, just simply the natural edge with the bark removed. For two reasons, firstly because the bark is were insects and worms live, the other reason is because the bark does tends to fall off in the end.
We offer two sizes in our standard house sign range. Our Small – 15cm tall and our Large sign – 25cm tall, allowing you to either have your house name engraved on one or two lines depending on how you want your house sign to look. The length of the sign plaque will vary due to the amount of lettering that is required. We will always allow plenty of room either side of your lettering to give your house sign a well-proportioned look. All of our sign plaques are 2.5cm thick and feature carved lettering 5cm tall – Please see the dimensions below:
You can choose either a single post or two oak posts to have your sign mounted. The sizes of the posts are 5cm square by the length you choose, giving you the option of having your sign close to the ground or plenty of clearance should you need it – to be above a wall or hedge for example.
Choose a post length of – 60cm tall or 1.2 metres tall. These posts sizes are the total height, include what you will need to put into the ground and also the area where the sign is mounted.
Our oak signs include your engraving. You can then choose to leave the lettering plain or have it paint filled. We offer White, Black and Grey. The paint application we supply is three coats of water-resistant acrylic paint, giving plenty of protection for the years to come.
As with everything we do here at Make Me Something Special, we have spent the time researching and sourcing the perfect materials available. Each engraved oak sign 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 sign 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.
You can choose to have your free standing house sign fully assembled ready to place or flat packed. Fitting the sign to the post is a very simple process requiring only a couple of bolts. With fully assembled signs, screw fitting holes will be covered over with solid oak plugs.
When it come to place your sign, we recommend you place 20 – 40cm into the ground and fill with concrete for stability and security reasons.
Small Live Edge Sign – 1 post: 2.5cm thick x 15cm tall x up to 50 wide (2” x 6” x 20”) ~ up to 20 characters
Small Live Edge Sign – 2 posts: 2.5cm thick x 15cm tall x 50 – 100cm wide (2” x 6” x 20 – 40”) ~ up to 20 characters
Large Live Edge Sign on – 1 post: 2.5cm thick x 25cm tall x up to 50cm wide (2” x 10” x 20”) ~ up to 30 characters (over 2 lines)
Large Live Edge Sign – 2 posts: 2.5cm thick x 25cm tall x 50 – 100cm wide (2” x 10” x 20 – 40”) ~ up to 30 characters (over 2 lines)
Posts Size: 5cm x 5cm x 1.2 metres
We can always bespoke make house signs to suit your specific needs. We can make these in any size from a single number to a house name or even a commemorative plaque.
7-10 working days. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.
All of our engraved oak signs are made to order. 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.
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