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Valentines Day

The Sign Maker

At The Sign Maker we don’t just do signs! We actually make
a lovely range of personalised gifts, some ideal for Valentines Day


Chopping Board

Personalised wooden chopping and cutting boards are ideal for as valentine gift or an anniversary or house warming present.The wood used for all the boards on this page is Rubber wood – Hevea brasiliensis It is a very stable hardwood from the maple family with a dense grain which does not tend to warp or crack.These are the trees which produce the latex for all the worlds rubber.

Corian Heart

Corian is a modern material with a stone like finish. It is perfect for plaques in that it is very durable, fade proof and virtually maintenance free. It comes in a variety of colours. It also has the advantage of being able to engrave and paint fill, small letters. This makes it ideal for poems.

Stone-like corian
Photo Frames

Our wooden photo frames are not the cheap, off the shelf products. Each one is individually by craftsmen made in our workshops. They are a quality product – a beautiful gift which will be very much appreciated.
The cherry, walnut and oak photo frames are our most popular personalised wooden photo frames. The lettering is lasered into the frame ,using any one of our many standard fonts.

Shaped Wooden Plaques

These beautiful plaques can be made in a variety of sizes using Oak or Iroko. For outside use Iroko is often considered preferable as it is full of oil. Oak is also used as it is very beautiful but must be well maintained to stay looking at its best. Wording and images are engraved into the wood using our latest laser technology. The results are simply stunning.

Shaped Trinket Boxes

We have a lovely selection of well made, light weight wooden boxes which can be personalised with your words.
The lettering, burnt into the word, can be created in any one of our many fonts. The price includes up to 40 characters in one block, although you can add more.
We also have lots of standard images which can be included.

Bespoke Gifts

Our moto is – we make it just way you want it. This customer want 50 little hearts each with a different little say to go in the specially designed box. What a lovely idea. We made it just the way he wanted it!
Email us for a quote


In our rural Devon workshops we have a print shop with the latest wide format printer. Our experienced technicians will check the print quality of your image before printing onto premium quality 350gsm canvas.
Each order receives individual attention – we are not a factory. As such we can make special frame sizes, add text, alter photos or images to your requirements.

Silver Plated Gifts

The handbag mirror is a lovely gift for many occasions engraved with your personal message of up to 60 characters long. Inside is a normal mirror and a magnifying mirror. A black velour pouch is included in the price. Size 60mm x 55mm
The silver plated business card case will make a superb present for a business man or woman.

Silver plated engraved gifts

These are just a few of the products we can make –
Have a look at our website.  The Sign Maker    
Email     Tel: 01769 561186 / 561355



Kennel Signs

From: D McGinty <mcginty.d@
Date: 27 January 2016 at 21:38
Subject: Makants Kennel Signs
To: The Sign Maker <>

I just thought I would email you to say thank you for the 8 kennel signs you made for the greyhound charity I help at.

Everyone is really happy with them and here they are in situ (Charlie and Kate in Kennel 2 after their daily walk)

Thank you again



Painted Signs using Tricoya Board

If you are looking for a more traditional sign with painted letters as opposed to vinyl these signs might be the answer. They are made with Tricoya – a wood based board made using a high performance resin. It is very stable, strong, durable and weatherproof. Tricoya itself comes with a 50 year guarantee. It is also environmentally friendly. The black sign with gold lettering looks amazing. These signs look great as house signs or large commercial signage.
Black Painted Signs

Memorial Plaque

From: Irene Rushworth <michaelcrickett@
Date: 20 January 2016 at 16:16
Subject: Memorial plaque.
To all at sign- maker, Today I received the memorial plaque for my brother from you, it is just
Beautiful,I couldn’t have wished for anything more. Many thanks to everyone involved in the
making of it. Kind regards Michael Crickett.

Great Customer Service

From: J Brown <improvecustomerservice@
Date: 14 January 2016 at 17:06
Subject: Re: Your Order at The Sign Maker
I would just like to say a big thank you for the great customer service that I received last month whilst ordering a gift.

I had a slight problem whilst ordering online trying to sort out a way to pay. After calling you, I was quickly helped by a very courteous lady who took my payment and managed to get the item delivered to me in under a week – all this in the last week before Christmas – amazing!

The item ordered was a gift and a bit of a risk as I was ordering sight unseen. I had no cause for concern. The slate house number arrived well packaged and was absolutely perfect. My friends were delighted too.

So, a big thank you for both a great value and quality product and great customer service. I will have no hesitation using you again and recommending you to others.

Kind Regards,

Julie Brown

Low Maintenance Wooden Signs

.Douglas Fir is the ideal timber for this type of signage. It is exceptionally strong and durable as well as being very water resistant. It is very useful in exposed situations where maintenance is difficult. In the past we have had problems with paint creeping up the grain. However we now have a new tough fast drying paint which suits this timber perfectly. This type of timber is perfect for large wooden signage.

Low maintenance wooden signs