Individualizing your dream house with a name rather than just a boring number shows your pride and love in your home and is one of the most popular outdoor adornments nowadays. Whether it’s an upscale name such as Buckingham House, the ever-popular, old-fashioned Mon Repos, a combination of your and your loved-one’s names or a fun nickname such as Toad Hall, naming your special place on an engraved house sign is the cool thing to do. Once you’ve decided, why stop at just your house – your indoor bar, your favorite dog’s kennel and the dog, your shed and the children’s tree house all need naming as well, with cute signs engraved and decorated to your choice. Even the much-loved trees in your garden can be personalized with a timber tag giving their species and age.
Engraved house signs can be created from many different materials including hardwood, the most popular, anodized aluminium for a modern look, acrylic, coated brass, cork, granite, glass, marble, terracotta, leather, melamine and other plastics. Each material has its own characteristics suitable for many settings in and outside the home. Printed signs can include photos as well as logos, and can be created on canvas, PVC and other plastics, glass, timber and stone. Whatever your preferred design, it’s possible to have it immortalized on a long-lasting, personalized sign. The traditional carved wooden sign is still the most popular, and can be textured to your taste or polished to show the natural features of the wood.
MyChoice@Firebridge and its comprehensive website should be your choice if you’re looking for any style of engraved or printed signs. Based in Chelsea, Victoria, the company is known for its wide selection of base materials, expert engraving and other decorative techniques, fast processing of online orders and friendly customer service. They’re happy to send anywhere in Australia, and also custom engrave presentation glass items, coasters, door signs, pet, key and personal name tags, phone covers and even memorial plagues and urns using modern laser technology. Their typical production time is between five and 12 days, dependent on the complexity of the design and the base materials used.
Personalized gifts are a speciality of the company, and range between engraved or wedding photo printed champagne glasses through coasters to birthday, Bar Mitzvah, christening, confirmation and many other celebration presents, all beautifully executed and finished. Motifs can be anything your wish, including religious, floral, animal, sport, awards and love, and messages can be everything from congratulatory to memorial. If the customer can’t attend the event, My Choice @ Firebridge will gift-wrap the order, prettily finished with an engraved tag, and send it to the recipient in time for the occasion itself.
Longevity is carefully built in to the company’s exterior house signs, whether wooden or metal. For wooden signs, hardwoods such as red gum, huon pine, the high-density ironbark, cypress and blackwood are used, laser engraved and finished with a coating of oil which should be reapplied using natural decking oil once every year. The engraving can be color-filled, with silver and gold giving the most glamorous effect. Metal signs in steel or brushed aluminium give an ultra-modern, long-lasting house sign as well as door signs in the office, school and medical environment.
Ordering your customized sign is easy via the company’s website. You’ll be asked to specify the exact engraving you require and will be shown a good selection of standard options able to be customized to your requirements. If nothing grabs you, just email the company with your suggestions and they’ll get back to you with their solution. Your design will be proofed back to you for your approval before the engraving or printing process starts, making sure the end result is exactly what you wished for.
The writer is an expert in the field of laser engraving and printing with focus on Carved Wooden Sign and House Signs.
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