How We Build Your Timber Sign

Step 1:

Timber Selection - Australian Cedar

Every piece is individually selected, dressed and tailored to our customers requirements. We only use quality timber that will stand the test of time in the outdoors. No cheap Pine or MDF here.


timber sign selection
A piece of Australian Cedar has been selected.


Step 2:

Artwork Layout

We design everything for you and Email images of your timber sign design are sent to our clients for their approval or amendments.


Step 3:

CNC Routing

All fonts and designs are cut to micron accuracy.


Timber sign CNC machine
Andrew on the CNC machine.


Step 4:

Hand Finishing

All timber has natural flaws. We hand finish all of our timber signs to trim up any defects. That's all part of the extra love.


finishing a custom timber sign
Andrew hand finishing a custom timber sign.


Step 5:

Painting Preparation

Your timber sign is soaked in our special formulae weatherproofing solution (no one else does this) and then we mask some areas to protect.


Timber sign masked for apint
The Innisvale sign is starting to take shape.


Step 6:

Painting Your Timber Sign.

We only use industrial grade enamel paints for the lettering. Three coats with 12 hours drying between coats.


innisvale timber sign
First layer of paint applied to the lettering on the timber sign.


Step 7:


The top layers of your timber sign are peeled away and levelled revealing the painted letters. Like magic.


thicknessing a timber sign
Andrew trimming away the timber sign to reveal the painted letters.


Step 8:

U.V. Protection.

Only marine grade, natural oil based stains and lacquers are applied by hand. Again, 3 coats with 4-6 hours drying between each coat. We want your custom timber sign to stand the test of time.


UV protection for a timber sign.
Lynette applying the first coat of UV protection to the custom "Innisfree" timber sign.


Step 9:

A Beautiful Timber Sign.

The finished product can be coloured in any way to your requirements but we like the natural grains to show through where possible giving your custom timber sign a truly unique finish, tailor made to your exact specification.


Beautiful custom timber sign
The finished product "Innisfree". A beautiful custom timber sign.