How we make carved house number address signs, step 1

By Typestries, December 8, 2006

When you order a carved sign from us, it passes through a tremendous number of steps in it’s journey from a hunk of raw material to a beautiful finished sign. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the steps of the process with our blog readers, using the carved house number holiday gift signs as an example.

This shot shows the raw material on the computerized router being cut to shape. For the vast majority of our carved signs, we cut out the shape and paint the panel *before* we do the carving. Sounds counterintuitive now but you’ll understand why a bit later. It’s white on top because we have pre-applied a coat of high build exterior primer to the entire sheet. This helps establish a uniform foundation to build on for subsequent paint coats.