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!