Little Cedar Woodcarvings
If you have your own ideas or graphics for a sign please feel free to call or e-mail and let us help you design a sign for you
Little Cedar Woodcarvings Services
At Little Cedar Woodcarvings, we take care to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available to take your order from 9-5 cst, 5 days a week. We are professional, courteous and efficient.
Once payment has been recieved we will begin the design process. We will send an e-mail of the design proof for your approval. When you aprove your design, we then will start to carve your sign. We stain, paint and varnish sign.We generally finish and ship sign out in 10 days. Please keep in mind its just the two of us and it does take time for coatings to completly dry before we ship the product out to you. We will send an e-mail once we ship your package with tracking number once the pagkage is picked up by Fed Ex.
Most popular fonts that are used are Signature and invitation. We can use any windows font available. Our designer Kathy may choosse a simular font if the one you choose is unavailable.
Since all signs are custom made with design proof approval prior to carving the actual piece, there should be no need for returns other than artist error. If you have any concerns we will try to accomodate you. If artist error occurs, Please ship original back and we will replace flawed piece. If a refund is in order, than original piece must be returned to us before we can refund any payment .
Our signs are made of Michigan's White Pine. We select our wood so that the amount of knots are at a minimum. Signs are approximately 1.50" thick for long term stability and warpage from outside elements. Signs are made to your custom needs and are carved deep into the wood, painted, and than triple coated with a UV protectant coating, or 3 coats of our Sikens coatings. A rope is added for immediate hanging unless otherwise specified. Post stand are made of white cedar And finished with a clear UV protectant coating. They are apprximatley 36" High and the signs attached to stand are 15" x 1" thick and are of white pine. The regular signs are made of white pine and sizes are 7.50" x 24", 10" x 24", and 12" x 24" and finished to customers request.
Checking or Cracking in Cedar logs
3 Post Stands are made of Northern White Cedar logs that are subject to a process the log furniture industry calls checking or cracking. The degree of the checking will vary from log to log. It can range from a very slight slivers to actual cracks running the full lenght of log. In either case this is completely normal as the wood releases moisture or dries. This by know means makes the struture of the log weeker. It however adds to the beauty of the log in making it look more rustic. click on image to view checking or cracks
Size and placement of knots
We cut our own white pine, in the process of having logs milled into planks we grade the wood to keep knots to a minimum. Please keep in mind knots are from where branches grew on tree so not all can be eliminated.Great care is taken in the placement of the knots when laying out sign.
Causes and discoloration of wood
The most comman stain in white pine is the blueish gray sap stain. This is caused by a wood staining fungi growing in the sap. As lumber dries the fungi starts an oxidation process brought on by exposure to the atmosphere. This is simular to the browing of a cut apple. This again adds to the rustic look of the product.
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