Product Details: CNC Carved Wood Law Office Signs

HDU law office sign manufacturing equipment

Carved Wood Law Office Signs

How They're Made

The photos above show CNC routers (computer numerically controlled machines that are used to carve wood law office signs), and a portion of the finishing department where stains and clear coats are applied. There are up to 22 separate steps involved from start to finish, depending on the complexity of the design. They are included in these basic stages:

  • Artwork is designed to your requirements and personal preferences.
  • Special software is used to create a 3D map of your sign's top surface.
  • A solid wood panel is placed onto the CNC router table. Larger signs are made from panels that are 5 ft. wide by either 8 or 10 ft. long (made of 1.5 inch thick solid wood strips laminated together under high pressure). Small signs may be made from the same panels, or solid panels.
  • The 3D map is carved into the plaque. Some designs take several hours.
  • Signs are removed from panel, then hand-trimmed and sanded using a variety of hand tools and sanding pads.
  • Drilling or planing is performed as necessary.
  • Signs receive a final finish sanding and are fully inspected for defects.
  • Stain is applied, up to three coats as necessary.
  • Gold leaf gilding is hand-applied.
  • Finally, your sign receives two coats of UV-protective clear coating.

Turnaround Times

Turnaround time is a somewhat loose term, and we don't like loose terms when it comes to your new law office sign, especially if you are planning any kind of special event where it's needed. Therefore, this section fully explains how our Turnaround Time is calculated.

It is the total time it takes to complete all three of the following phases:

Phase 1: Design & Approval

This is an open-ended period that basically takes as long as it takes. It covers all of your interactions with our Design Team, the creation of your design, plus any proofing and approval processes that need to take place on your end.

This time is different for every person, and can range from as little as a few minutes or hours to several days, weeks, or even months, depending on what needs to happen before you give final approval for production (final approval is the point at which you have signed off on every last detail, and your order is 100% ready for production).

Phase 2: Production

Production refers to the time between your final approval and the day your order ships. You have a choice between three levels of production:

Standard Production: Standard production is estimated at 3-5 weeks, with orders being manufactured as plant scheduling permits. If you are not on a deadline, this is your best and most-economical choice. If you are on a deadline of any kind, keep in mind that we are not able to promise specific ship dates or delivery times under standard production. Orders may or may not arrive in time for planned events. Therefore, it is recommended that you wait until after receiving your order before scheduling your event, or use one of the rush production options, below.

Rush Production: This may be available, depending on the time of year and current production workload. Please contact us if you need your sign sooner than the standard production time listed above.

Phase 3: Transit

Transit is the shipper transporting and delivering your order. The time it takes will vary by shipping company, the service level used, and your specific location.

There is a small possibility it may take longer than expected due to weather delays, mis-routed packages or other problems. After decades of shipping plaques, we can tell you this very rarely happens, but it has.

Because all of this takes place after we literally let go of your package, and it is completely out of our control, we need to mention that this portion of the overall Turnaround TIme is the shipping company's responsibility.

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