Rustic Free Standing House Signs

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Finish: Untreated, Superior Danish Oil or Diamond Coating

Aftercare: Product maintenance is very important. If you have chosen your product to be left untreated, your product will fade to a pale silver in time. We recommend a pressure wash or a sand once a year to remove any moss or unwanted mess on the timber and then treat with an exterior oil to slow down decay.

Danish Oil – If you have chosen Danish oil we recommend you continue to treat your product with Danish oil or similar timber treatment oil to protect the timber and stop it drying out. This will also help to prevent staining, discolouration, cracking and warping.

Dimond Coating – If you have chosen Dimond Coating, top up kits can be purchased on our website or over the phone. We would recommend you treat your product once a year minimum. Twice a year if you want to maintain full protection.

About Timber: Natural timber will always want to move. It’s going to expand and shrink as the temperature and humidity changes in your home and outside, rest assured it won’t change drastically. Small hairline splits may occur as your product ages, this is completely normal and is regarded as part of the timbers natural beauty. As the seasons change you may see some movement in your product, again this is completely normal.

About Live Edge: The natural live edge will include no bark. It is all removed at the sawmill or by us at the production stage. Bark will contain worm and other small insects that is why it is taken away. The remaining edge will show evidence of natural activity of woodworm and holes in the live edge and surrounding area. These will be filled by us during production using wood coloured wax. Any splits found in the board during manufacture will also be filled by us.

Live edges are very soft compared to the heart wood of the timber board. It is very porous and will weather a lot faster in outdoor conditions. Regular oiling and Diamond Coating will need to be added to stop it from weathering. It is a difficult part of the timber board to seal. Please bear this in mind when ordering our live edge signs.

Air-dried oak: Your product has been made using Air-dried timber. This is has been seasoned for outdoor conditions. Do not keep exterior products indoors.

If you need any help or advise on how to maintain your product please contact us or consult your care guide.

Design & Made: Handmade to order in the UK

Material: Made from solid English Oak


Small Sign, 1 post — 2.5cm thick x 15cm tall x up to 50 wide

Small Sign, 2 posts — 2.5cm thick x 15cm tall x 50 – 100cm wide

Large Sign on, 1 post — 2.5cm thick x 25cm tall x up to 50cm wide

Large Sign, 2 posts — 2.5cm thick x 25cm tall x 50 – 100cm wide

Posts Size — 5cm x 5cm x 60cm – 1.2 metres

All signs come fully assembled or flat packed.

Product Description: Rustic Free Standing House Signs

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.

Concerning Bark:

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.

Engraving and Colour Options:

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.

Assembled or Unassembled:

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.

Placing your Sign:

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.

Dimensions & Character quantities:

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

Bespoke Service:

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.

Estimated Delivery Time:

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.

Please Note:

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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