Cedar Signs

A large park entrance sign produced in sandblasted cedar. The main design includes a complex scenic collage featuring the view and species of interest.
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Welcome to Shelley Signs. We are a leading supplier of external signs and panels with particular expertise in Cedar signs. Please explore the website – we have a large library of photographs illustrating signs, panels, framing structures and graphics. For a chat about the options phone Robert Shelley on 01743 460996.

Our Cedar signs are beautiful to look at, especially the sandblasted timber signs where the grain effect is enhanced to give a most attractive finish. We pride ourselves on the ability to design and manufacture signs that blend with both rural and urban environments although the most common applications are for country parks, nature reserves and public open spaces. A further benefit of our timber signs is the ability with sandblasted graphics to produce timber signs, in cedar, that are tactile and meet DDA or Disability Discrimination Act requirements.

Cedar of Lebanon is hard-wearing and robust. The timber is sustainably sourced from the Stokesay Estate in Shropshire – it has travelled no more than 25 miles when it reaches our factory. We are always looking out for new supplies for our timber signs – recently we acquired a large butt from the Friends of Marbury Country Park in Cheshire. Please let us know if you have supplies of air-dried Cedar that might be suitable for our signs and sandblasted interpretive tactile interpretation panels.

As well as using Cedar for tactile and routed signs we have used it for producing timber lectern and vertical signs to mount our encapsulated GRP interpretive signs.

Cedar of Lebanon is a beautiful material to work with and results in very attractive signs. We try to use the minimum amount of stains and paint which allows the natural beauty of the timber to show through. In our view, a timber sign or panel covered in paint is a wasted opportunity. Our usual policy is to paint the text of a wooden sign and to paint the details of any maps but leave illustrations unpainted, as silhouettes. The background to our cedar or wooden and timber signs are finished with a natural stain but never painted.

In summary, cedar timber signs are beautiful to look at, designed with care and sympathy for their intended surroundings and offer the ability to produce tactile graphics – ideal for meeting DDA requirements.