Carved Sign – Douglas Fir

From £30.00

Douglas Fir is a beautiful timber to use for signs. My douglas fir is locally sourced in the Highlands from sustainable woodlands.

As no two signs are ever the same, have a look at the description and pricing for my signs below and then request a quote and I will get back to you within 2 days.



Douglas Fir is a beautiful timber to use for signs. My douglas fir is locally sourced in the Highlands from sustainable woodlands.

It is a durable softwood and has a stunning wide grain. When oiled or varnished it turns a deep orange colour – definitely one of my favourite timbers and recommended for signs.

Signs can be made to any size up to 65 x 35cm, and the timber is usually around 2cm thick. Signs taller than 20cm will usually be made from two pieces of wood glued together so there may be a slight visible change in the grain or colour.

Signs are finished using 2 coats of hardwax oil. This a durable finish, but should be reapplied every now and again to keep the sign looking good (annually is usually enough).

Lettering on the sign can be in any font you like, but I have included some popular samples in the photos. If you want something different, Google Fonts is a good place to look. The lettering can be left natural or painted black.

Graphics and embellishments can also be added. This could be a border, logo, or something more elaborate. There will be an extra charge for this so please get in touch for a quote.

Signs are fixed with 2 screws at either end of the sign. The holes are pre-drilled and stainless steel screws are included. If you would prefer the sign without screw holes, for example if you want to glue the sign on, or attach it some other way from the rear, then this is no problem.

Ordering Process

Ordering any bespoke product can be hard to get exactly right. Here’s how your sign order happens:

  • Request a quote and I will give you a price for your sign within 2 days, or advise you further
  • You approve the quote
  • I will then make a proof of the sign so you can see exactly what it will look like
  • Once you are happy with the proof I will send you a request to pay for the sign
  • I will then make the sign. Usually this takes 1 to 2 weeks
  • Your sign will be posted out to you, or if you live locally you can collect it from my workshop.


Guideline pricing for signs is shown in the table below. Please request a quote for your exact requirements.

Size 30cm 40cm 50cm 60cm
10cm (1 line text) £30 £35 £40 £45
15cm (1-2 lines text) £35 £40 £45 £50
20cm (2-3 lines text) £40 £45 £50 £55
30cm (multiple lines) £50 £55 £60 £65


  • Lettering painted black: £5 (otherwise left natural)
  • Logos / embelishments: From £5, depending on complexity
  • Pre-drilled for mounting, and stainless screws: free

Text Fonts

Signs can be carved in virtually any font. Here are a selection of fonts that I recommend for signs. If you would prefer something different there are many free font websites, for example Google Fonts, where you can browse thousands of fonts. Signs can be in all upper case, lower case or mixed, as you prefer.

Request a Quote

Please complete the form below with details of your sign and I will get back to you with a quote within 2 days.

Choose your preferred wood type
Choose whether you want the letters painted or not
Choose how wide your sign should be. I can advise the best width for your text if you prefer.
Choose the height of the sign
Choose a preferred font for your lettering
Enter the text as it will appear on the sign
Please list any other requirements such as logos, borders, etc