​My Family – Last Name Signs by Widdlytinks

Dress up your walls and personalize your space with our My Family last name signs collection. Make your house feel like home by turning your family name into a modern vintage work of art. Select a design below to see pricing and sizing details.

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For the home,  family name signs can be found in many styles. In the kitchen, the popular food and beverage brand advertisements of the 40’s and 50’s are often found being used as décor. You can buy a message sign such as; ‘Mom’s Kitchen’, ‘Kiss the Cook’, ‘Always Open’, ‘Kitchen Closed’ and a plethora of others. You can even have one custom designed with the message of your choice. In the garage, vintage car adverts seem to be very popular, as do speed limit and other roadway type signposts. A cast aluminum sign with your address hand scribed would look great out in front of your home. This really adds a personal touch to your curb appeal. There is even a parking sign available for sports fans of any team. In the family room, a billiard sign can be purchased to hang over the pool table. Another use for metal signs that is not always considered is for a pet memorial. This can be a great way to dedicate a certain area of the yard or garden to Fluffy’s memory. Grieving children particularly appreciate this idea because it gives them a place to go and think about their beloved pet. 

Businesses have a ton of options too. Custom designed metal signs with your corporate logo will really leave a lasting impression with your client. There are many retailers that will customize a sign to your specifications. This is a great alternative to the typical vinyl sign. A wonderful benefit to going this route is that the sign can be anodized. This creates a long lasting sign that will work for interior or exterior use. This type of sign is painted with a special product as so not to chip, crack, peel or fade.

The cost of metal signs varies widely. The price is going to depend on the size of the sign, the detail of the image that is cut or painted on the sign, the material in which your sign is made out of and the coating, if any, that is used to protect your sign. Another factor that will increase price is customization. It obviously takes more time and money for a company to make a custom sign than it does to produce hundreds of the same style over and over again. If you are looking for a custom piece, ask questions. When comparing two companies, find out what material will be used, ask to see samples of previous work, find out what the turnaround time on your order is and ask if there will be any type of satisfaction guarantee.


Brass Name Plaques, Office Signs and Door Name Plates – Tips for Maintenance

Brass name plaques are an iconic and an elegant way to commemorate an individual, or even a momentous occasion. Brass plaques are also used as office signs and door name plates. Often, they have beautiful metal engraving on them. But these brass name plaques and signs often develop a greenish coating on their surface. This holds particularly true for brass door name plates, as they are often exposed more than the others since they usually hang on doors outside. This greenish coat, a sign of corrosion, can obscure the metal engraving on the plaque or sign over time, so it is important to remove it and/or prevent it from developing at all. Maintaining your brass plaques and signs need not be difficult job. Here are some tips to help you take care of your name plaques, office signs and door name plates, so that they will always retain their sophisticated charm and charisma:

Custom Wooden Signs Can Withstand The Weather

Every summer I go with my family to the same beach spot. I always know we’re getting closer when I start seeing similar signs for every business imaginable. Retail businesses, resorts, even the movie theater – they all have signs with a few characteristics in common. They are all gray in color, fairly low to the ground, and made of wood. Something about those wooden signs has an elegant yet rustic look that is seen throughout the salt-aired environment of that seaside town. So the signs really do enhance the overall appearance of the whole town.

This does not have to be the case at all. In fact, the trick to a high quality, long lasting wooden sign is in the type of wood used for the sign.

This sounds contradictory, as wood comes from trees, and trees grow outside. But many sign companies make wooden signs strictly out of plywood. And regular plywood on its own can not hold up to high humidity or changes in the weather. Even painted plywood is subjected to swelling, warping, and cracking once it absorbs moisture, even just from the air. And even if your wooden sign is somewhat new, it will look old and shabby under such conditions. And a shabby sign send the wrong message about your business

Another feature this beach town’s outdoor signs all have in common is that they are all in prime condition, all year round, every time we go. How is that possible? They choose high quality sign companies who use a specific type of wood for custom wood signs that is actually weatherproof in all types of environmental conditions. This type of wood is known as Rot-Safe and is guaranteed for outdoor use for up to ten years.


Rot-Safe wood is still made of plywood, but the raw material consists of a Medium Density Overlay plywood core. A special hardwood veneer face then gives the sign a smooth finish, even after painting. Finally, an ultra-smooth overlay of a high fiber sheet treated with a resin for optimum paint adhesion guarantees the wooden sign will hold its look for up to a decade.

Business owners pay particular attention to the fine details that are possible when they order custom wood signs because they appreciate just how effective these beautiful signs can be for their business. With so many sizes, shapes, styles, and colors from which to choose, it is simply a matter of deciding on how big to go with all the design possibilities. If the signs are meant for the side wall of a business you can go as big as you wish but perhaps a slightly more modest size would work best.

Choose from a smaller 2 foot by 3 foot or go big with a 6 by 9! It’s all about the planning and how seriously you choose to “brand” your building. Signs are found everywhere from walls to window to doors and they all have one thing in common. They emphasize and they attract attention. So whenever you wish to bring your growing enterprise to the attention of passersby you can’t go wrong with carved or sand-blasted wood signs.

Residential signs bring attention to hobbies or special interests

So you have a hobby such as golf or perhaps its race cars. Maybe you are a farmer and want to show off your talents at raising goats or sheep. You can plan and design your very own wooden signs to show how serious and dedicated you are at what you do. “Caution Cattle Crossing” is a popular sign that helps slow down traffic passing down your farm road. Help keep those cows alive and healthy as they cross from one field to another or head for the barn at milking time. Or perhaps its chickens that get run down as they meander around scratching up bugs or whatever you choose to safe guard by adding signs to warn about.