Installing a double post

Instructions for your double post installation: It is important that you follow these instructions for relatively easy installation. 1…At the location that you want the sign placed, dig two post holes, atappropriate distance or space between post, making sure that the...

Hanging a Sign with Keyholes

Most of our signs have Keyholes installed in the back of the sign. The following will help you hang your sign…. !..measure the distance between the narrow part of the keyhole on one edge (2nd & 3rd picture) 2..transfer that measurement to your wall (or...

Mounting and installing a posted sign.

Many people want their sign mounted to a post. Signs with keyhole can be easily attached to posts in much the same way as hanging the sign on a wall. (you can refer to our post on keyhole slots) To install the post in the ground….dig a post hole…typical...

How Do I Refinish My Sign

How do I refinish my sign. It is sad but true, some day, you will have to refinish your sign to give it the just made look. Be it an outdoor sign facing the elements or indoors with to much sun through the window, there comes a time to decide. If you do nothing,...

How Do I Do That…Vol 3

How Do I Do That Vol 3 Hello again from dougswoodsigns.com….Now that you have a router picked out to do your free hand carving, it’s time to look at the router bits I use to create the various fonts and art work that I use on my custom wooden signs. I have been...

How Do You Do That Vol 2

Welcome back……Many questions regarding what tools do I use to carve a routed wood sign. Complaints from craftsman regarding not being able to control the router while free hand carving are common. In my first attempts to free hand carve with my router, I discovered...

How do you do that?

Doug’s Wood Signs have done a lot of County Fairs and Street Festivals over the last year. These multi day events where we are hard at work designing and routing hand carved wood signs has revealed to us some consistencies. Out of the corner of my eye as I am...

Design Ideas

Design Ideas We recognize that when Doug’s Wood Signs does a Festival or a County Fair, that many of the buyers are making spur of the moment decisions the buy a custom wooden sign. Then indecision sets in as they try to determine what to put on the sign. No...

Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas How often we face the dilemma of trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone or in our haste, we buy something and the desired effect is not achieved. I would like to tell you about something that happened at the Mason County Fair last week....

Olympia Harbor Days

Would you believe it, Labor Day is only about a month away.  We’ve been so busy here at Doug’s Wood Signs that we hardly notice how fast the summer is flying by.  We enjoy being able to make Personalized Wood Signs for people at our outdoor venues.  One of...