Signs and plaque substrates are made from (1) wood (Redwood, Cedar, Mahogany, Maple, Walnut, Red Oak, and vintage barnwood); (2) synthetic wood composites and plastics (i.e., 20 lb/ft3 and 30 lb/ft3 premium Precision Board High-Density-Urethane (HDU), High-Density Color Core Polyethelene (HDPE), acrylic, PVC, and Hard-Coated Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS)); and (3) metals (aluminum, and steel), metal veneers of bronze, brass, copper, German silver, aluminum, and stainless steel; and gold, silver, and copper leaf gilding, and solid cast bronze and aluminum signs and plaques.
We use advanced computerized design, computer-controlled carving, routing and cutting, 3-D bas-relief carving, computer-controlled laser engraving and water jet cutting (for metal); hand-carving; multi-level sandblasting; polishing and burnishing; and cut-out and stand-off letters & art appliques to achieve 3-D effects.
We make dimensional and carved plaques and signs which are then hand-painted with colorful long-lasting UV-resistant enamels, and/or stained and clear-coated (wood only), and/or gold- or silver leaf gilded, and/or metal coated (bronze, brass, copper, silver-nickel, stainless steel, antique iron). We can also add a digitally-printed vinyl giclee applique for photos or detailed art onto a carved sign. We have a unique capability for combining various artistic techniques, manufacturing technologies, and materials into a single sign that will last for many years in any climate.