Tuesday, September 27, 2016

World's Largest Western Red Cedar Tree

It's Called the World Champion Western Red Cedar

Ready? It's 19.4 feet in diameter, 178 feet tall and estimated to be 1000 years old!
This Grand Daddy Western Red Cedar is in Washington State. Jefferson County is Section 36, Township 26 North, Range 13 West, W.M. It's located on State School Trust land managed by the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR manages over two million acres of forest land for the benefit of the trust. 
These forest stands are harvested, literally like a crop. Older trees stands are replaced by new plantings that are weeded and thinned - These new area are nurtured no differently than a garden until they, too, can be harvested. The younger trees are typically thinned out around 18 to 20 years of age to be allowed to grow to maturity (well, not like this big fella of 1000 years. Actually, around 75 years they are harvested again. This entire cycle of managed care and feeding is repeated indefinitely. It is the classic sustained management of a renewable resource. 
This big cedar is on a very primitive site. There are no facilities available. It is about 4 miles off of Highway 101 at mile marker 170. The road is a single lane but there are turnouts. Such a turnout is 200 feet past Big Cedar Spur and the junction of N-1112.
Grab a backpack! Visit the Tree of Life! Give it a Hug!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cabin Naming Ideas

If you have a cabin or summer place, nothing welcomes people in the same way as a creative name on a carved wooden sign. If you are looking for a custom sign, nothing matches the look and feel of an old world style, deeply carved wooden sign. Here's some help creating a great name

A creative name for your special place and your wooden sign require considerable thought: it is the first and most prominent thing that people will see. Text however isn't the only option you have with a wooden sign! You have the freedom of being able to place an image on your wooden sign; choosing to do this can greatly increase your signs visibility, in fact in a lot of cases people are far more likely to notice and develop an interest in your sign if an image is featured on it. In many cases people will often notice this image before they notice the actual text on it..

Here are some ideas for your custom wood welcome, cabin or RV signs to shake loose your imagination. Have some fun with your carved wood cabin sign: Chipmunk Hill, Chipmunk Field, Boulder Ridge, Raccoon Ridge, Salmon Trail, Bluebell Estates, Tree Land, Eagle Cliffs, Cardinal Valley, Sunrise Pines, Tree Bluff, Salmon Valley, Birch Hutch, Huckleberry Run, Summer Bunker, Bush Hearth, Breezy Basin, Hank Peak, Wildflower Edge, Skyline Retreat, Rainbow Inlet, Grassy Willows, Deer Beach, Sage Peak, Sunshine Greens, Log Manor, Hare Lake, Soggy Banks, Caribou Chalet, Juniper Lands, Whistling Yards, Black Bear Loft, Bass Villa, Sun Rapids, Moose Crest, Foggy Forest, Trout Shores, Spring Bay, South Firs, Timber Mound, Summer Sands, Winter Beach, Sunflower Pond, Huckleberry Bunker, Eagle Pastures, Walnut Cove, Black Bear Hill, Trout Shire, Wood Pecker Hideaway, Sunflower Stream, Huckleberry Yard, Blue jay Banks, Sunflower Woods, Sunrise Ridge, Rainy Mountain, Turtle Pond, Shady Chalet, Buck Rapids, Breezy Acres, Trout Pines, Sighing Home, Bass Mesa, Mountain Land, Autumn Park, Birch Bluff, Hawk Wood, Raccoon Bluffs, Log Vista, Buck Crest, Buck Greens, Cottonwood Cascades, Frog Pond, Leafy Run, Eden Cove, Whitetail Edge, Grouse Vail, Coyote Mound, Sunflower Cottage, Grassy Harbor, Cardinal Banks, Elk Summit, Canoe Resort, Tree Field, Crappy Glades, Cedar Acres, Boulder Den, Perch Garden, Leafy Lake, Cougar Mountain, Sage Creek, Elk Lodge, Hillside Courtyard, Cedar Hillside, Raccoon Shanty, Leech Greens, Mushroom Inlet, Rainy Banks, Rocky Nest, Still Waters, Pine Manor, Sun Cascades, Trout Falls, Rainbow Ridge, Haven Loft, Hillside Cottage.

Thinking we were done with ideas for Carved Wood Cabin Signs, did you? The Rose Cottage, Plum Cottage, The Rose Rabbit, Echoes Echos, Echo Lane, Critter Cottage, Heartland Gardens, La Casa De (last name), Chez (last name), Home for Wayward Animals, Penny Cottage, Ward 81, Electric Garden, Teacup Cottage, The Happy Farm, Fuchsia Villa, Tulip Villa, Dragons Den, Penny Wort Cottage, Country Cottage, Wildflower Cottage, Country Estate, Wildflower Estate, Poverty Gulch, Fern Cottage, Cookie Cutter Cottage, My Starter House, 70 Mile Beach, Morning Glory Farm, Paid Off, Peaceful Oasis, The Sunflower House, Midnight Farm, The Clarkarosa (you get the idea), Firefly Cottage, Hillside Cottage Gardens, Barefoot Cottage, Barefoot Manor, Barefoot Gardens, Moon-dome cottage, Cincinnati Cape Cod, Even-side Cottage, Daisy Cottage, Lemonade Cottage, Garden of Weedin', Citrus Grove, Yellow Hill, The cottage, Permanent Vacation, The Egg Place, Belly Acres, Even Shade, Crazy, Skye View, Skye Garden, Skye Grounds, The Dollhouse, Weathering Heights, Thrush-Cross Grange, Amy's Garden (thus), Sycamore Cottage, Angel Feathers and Critters Cottage, No Vue, Mantis Manor (thus), Windy Hill, Crow Hill, Fox Run Quail's Nest, In Over My Head Acres, I can Chew Meadow, Nine Acre Hill, CaliforniaTropiCottage, Lakeview Acres, Meadow-Crest Farms, The Cabin (simple enough), A-Frame, Turkey Run, Almond Joy (Brown house with a nut inside), Heavenly Pines, Spruce Spread, Martins Grove (thus), Grove Cottage, Cranberry Cottage, Cricket Hill, Maple Hill Cottage, Journeys End, Frog Holler, Cottage Cheese, Star Wood, Dancing with Weeds', Hundred Roses, Deer Salad Bar, Foxes Earth, Work in Progress House, High Elven, Weathering Heights, Mockingbird Cottage, Frogs Haven, Mount (last name), Rosemount, A House of Happiness, Angel Lane, Meditation Retreat, Peaceful Path, Enchanted Forrest, Secret Home of (name), Dunmovin, The Flower Bin, Last Nickel Farm, Lake Louise, Tumbleweed Cottage, (Last Name) Hotel, Massive Disaster, Heaven on Earth, Ladybug House, The Morning Glory House, No More Tears, 5th Acre Farm, Section 8 Station.

Believe me we've seen 'em all...been making custom wood cabin and Lodge signs since 1966! Procrastination Place, Book and Blossom Bungalow, The Bunny Buffet, The Deer Diner, Fog Hollow, Peace Palace, "Grin'Inn Bear It", "Gone With the Win Inn", Sanctuary Much, Smokey Haven, Dream Come True, My Little Heaven, Smokytop, Pine Forest Lodge, Misty Point Lodge, Blueridge Inn, Trails End Lodge, Sleepy Hollow Inn, Bear Run Hill, Wind-walker Landing, Whispering Pines, Cherokee Point, Journeys End, Mount Hushmore, Smokey's Playpen, Logirythyms, Whisk-a-way, Camp Carefree, Le dulce vie (The Sweet Life), Hidaway House, Smokey Lodge, Falling Leaf Retreat, Totem Pole Paradise, Whiskey Mountain Lodge, Magistic Manor, Bear Claw Trails, White Cloud Retreat, Nature's Lullaby, A Bend in the Road, Misty Mountainside, Home Away, Rustic Paradise, Living the Dream, Mountain Getaway, Log Tranquility, Happy Cabin Times, Spectacular Views, Country Charm, Deer Walk, Pine Top Dream, Permanent Vacation, Crown Ridge, Serenity, Crest Mount, Crest Wood, Harmony Haven, Furthest Point, Barefoot Gardens, Critter Cottage, Sandy Rock, Shady Cottage, Sunflower Estate, Log Spring, Caribou Lands, Kitty-Wampus, Seldom Inn, Fogged Inn, Frogg Hollar.

Consider these terms when thinking about the carved wooden cabin or summer home sign: Bluff, Ranch, Run, Knoll, Beach, Estates, Gulch, Ranch, Fields, Shores, Courtyard, Vale, Glen, Draw, Bridge, Resort, Grove, Springs, Shores, Bluff, Haven, Camp, Shanty, Inn, Park, Grounds, Lea, Sands, Rapids, Yards, Valley, Manor, Willows, Hearth, Grounds, Inlet, Place, Camp, Hut, Court, Point, Rock, Perch, Peak, Crest, Den, Mound, Forest, Pond, Firs, Basin, Pastures, Shire, Hideaway, Rapids, Getaway, Chateau. I love Western Red Cedar and have been using this amazing and legendary material for over 40 years in construction and my art of carving personalized outdoor welcome signs. Find us at www.cedarsign.com where we've been hand crafting personalized cedar outdoor signs since 1966.

I love Western Red Cedar and have been using this amazing and legendary material for over 40 years in construction and my art of carving personalized outdoor welcome signs. Find us at www.cedarsign.com where we've been hand crafting personalized cedar outdoor signs since 1966?
May The Forest be with you!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Name your Lodge, Cabin or Summer Place with a creative Wooden Sign

Whatever you own, run or visit, whether it is a lodge, cabin or summer place, nothing welcomes people in the same way as a creative wooden sign does. Basically if you are looking for a custom sign, nothing will beat the look and feel of an old world style hand carved wooden sign. This is primarily because with this type of sign you have no limitations. You can make your sign as creative as you can imagine regardless of what message you are trying to get across, whether it is your house number, family name or a message used to create a decor piece to hang on a wall inside you can achieve any or all of these things with the help of a carved wooden sign.

Why settle for a practical, standard run of the mill sign for your lodge, cabin or summer place when you could invest in a handcrafted wooden sign that can say so much more about your business, home, cabin or camp and lodge. The reason that I say this is down to the fact you can use this type of sign to convey a lot more than merely who you are or what number your cabin is. As you can place both text and images on these signs you are able to convey traits about your business or personality. With this in mind you have to consider the fact there are so many factors to take on board when you are planning how your sign will look. You need to consider font and images as well as the type of wood that you are using for your sign.

One of the best types of wood that can be used for these signs is Western Red Cedar. This is down to the fact when this type of wood is properly finished Western Red Cedar will last for decades; this is even in the harshest environments. This is thanks to the fact it has a natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage, which makes it a great choice for a wooden sign that is going to be in the line of sun, rain, heat and cold all year round. It basically has a natural durability but it also has a natural beauty and it is these two things combined that make it perfect for use on a wooden sign.

Going back to the font that is used on the wooden sign, you need to put a lot of thought into it, as it is the first and most prominent thing that people will see. One font can give out a completely different meaning than another one so you need to make sure that the font you use is giving out the correct message that you want. If you have bold stand out strong structured font then this will give out a serious message that generally informs people. I would say that this font is mainly used on warning messages. This kind of helps you gain the idea of the sort of font you will want to be looking for. Text however isn’t the only option you have with a wooden sign!

You have the freedom of being able to place an image on your wooden sign; choosing to do this can greatly increase your signs visibility, in fact in a lot of cases people are far more likely to notice and develop an interest in your sign if an image is featured on it. In many cases people will often notice this image before they notice the actual text on it. It is down to reasons such as these as to why you may wish to include an image on your sign.

The images on your sign could be anything from an animal to a portrait as well as objects. The main way in which these images are placed on the wooden signs is through the use of photographs. If you have a photograph of the image that you want placed on the sign then this image can be copied and carved into the wood.

So what else do you have the option of with these signs? Well the size of course! The larger it is the more detail you can place on it. These larger signs will cost more but if you need the extra detail then the extra cost is worth it.


So whether you want a welcoming message or just a fun message, nothing says it better than a wooden sign so start picking out your font and images now!