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Th Sign Makers Improvements

If you like our entrance sign, contact us for your quote! The Sign Maker – Contact us

Here at The Sign Maker we have a brand new private entrance and Sign!


All Sign Maker traffic now goes round to the barn. No more playing dodgems with speedy couriers!

Just look at those before and after photos!


Purbeck Stone is Quarried in the UK.

Purbeck stone is a very durable and hard wearing stone quarried in Dorset. It has long been used in churches and cathedrals. It was formed in the Jurassic/ Cretaceous era. Each bed of Purbeck stone varies in colour and has its own range of fossils within it.

Purbeck Stone House Signs

Personalized Valentines Day Present

If you haven’t yet thought of a Valentines day present, have no fear, The Sign Maker is here!

bird-tea-lightsPersonalised Wooden tea light £19.95                                               Contact us at The Sign Maker


We have created our very own rustic bird tea light which we think is a beautiful gift for any lucky partner. At just £19.95 including names, you just can’t go wrong!


heart-chopping-boardPersonalised Gifts

If that doesn’t take your fancy why not the gorgeous heart shaped chopping board including Love note at just £19.95!


heart corian.jpgCorian heart

If you want to get something extra special we would recommend our Heart shaped Corian plaque 7×9″. It can even be used for external use! This can have engraved any poem or you can just copy ours! Exclusively for Valentines day £80!


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Traditional Signs using Modern Materials

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Painted Tricoya Signs

Traditional Signs
using modern materials

If you are looking for a more traditional looking sign with painted letters rather than vinyl letterng, these signs are your answer. The board is 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 sign is spray painted using is a two component polyurethane paint which is much more durable than standard brush-on paints. It is not only much tougher and longer lasting, but is also more resilient to chemicals.

As standard we paint Black & White. In addition Cream, Heritage Green, Red, Farrow & Ball Estate No.84 green blue, Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue, Red and Grey are available for extra £5. We can have other colours mixed for us and can match RAL, Dulux and Farrow & Ball colours

Tel 01769 561186 / 561355

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Painted Oak Signs are also available
Traditional Framed Signs

These top quality wooden framed signs are designed to last. They feel really solid and have a substancial weight to them. The style is  very traditional but we do use the latest panel material and paint system, along with a beautiful oak frame.

The inner panel is made from Tricoya board. This is a wood based board made using a high performance resin.

The frame & panel are sprayed with a two component polyurethane paint which is far more durable than standard brush-on paints. The lettering is then painted onto the panel (and frame as well if required)

Tel 01769 561186 / 561355

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Valentines Day

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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!
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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 –
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Email     Tel: 01769 561186 / 561355