Artful Signs are personalized wood signs that add an artful touch to your home, cottage or business and communicates a special message to the viewer.
All our signs are designed with frame style, art work, colors and text to meet your requirements.
Whether you are looking for cottage/house signs, house address, commercial signs or engraved wood plaques together we will create an artful work you are sure to enjoy and be proud to display for a long time.
Covid-19 : We are a home based business so we can continue our work while still remaining isolated.
Your sign may take a little longer because we are making fewer trips to the Post Office and Canada post can be a little slower at this time with deliveries.
Cedar has a beautiful and varied grain. Our Select Cedar is high quality and mostly knot free. It has a high natural resistance to decay. It is an excellent choice for an outdoor sign.
Fir has a similar golden colour to cedar with a vary consistent grain. Our Select Fir is high quality and mostly knot free. Fir is heavier. stronger, more consistent then Cedar and more economical. It is an excellent choice for an outdoor sign and carves very well.
Pine is a very light yellow. It has a beautiful and varied grain. Our Select Pine is high quality and mostly knot free but knots are more frequent then either Fir or Cedar. Pine is heavier then Cedar but not as heavy as Fir and costs less then Fir. Pine and Fir signs are usually thicker then Cedar.
All wood requires protection from the elements. Cedar will fair better the other woods if unprotected but if any wood is protected and that protection is maintained it will last as well as any.
Unlike signs with text and graphics mounted on backer boards. With these engraved signs, years from now, you can give the surface a light sanding with a palm sander and give the sign a few more coats of polyurethane. All without disturbing the painted text or art work. Your sign will last a life time or more. Every sign greater than 8" high have vertical spines on the back to provide structural strength.
Here is our process:
If you see something you like in the Gallery, take note of the reference number on the bottom of the sign image and let us know in the Design Form. Note: you may have to click the image to see the reference number.
A sign generally takes 3-4 weeks but this depends how booked up we are.
We are very busy April - August and October to December so get your order in quickly for Christmas.
This is an example of the mock-up you will receive of your sign design, free of charge.
This is an actual picture of the finished sign.
Please browse the Gallery for more examples of our work.
Your sign is a personal item made just for you. Work cannot begin on your sign until full payment is received. Please check your mock-up carefully for spelling mistakes, proper wording, design and ensure that it is what you want. No refunds can be made once work on your sign starts. Return Policy.