at Martin's Tree Farm and Sawmill
your Adirondack property or business with a sign of natural hardwood,
decorated by nature and milled by us.
custom wooden signs are unique in concept and design and are handmade
here at Martin's. They are customarily made from white pine, but other
species are sometimes used. We find the most interesting grain and wood
with the most character and pitch pockets in the tops or trees that
have very low grade lumber in them. These give beauty and warmth to
each sign. You may choose to have milled edges or the natural look --
called "waney edge" or "live edge".
letter stock also comes from basswood, poplar, and white pine harvested
on our tree farm. Once the tree has been cut it is brought to the sawmill,
where the logs are milled into the desired configuration. We offer half
logs and slabs of any thickness and lengths up to eighteen feet. The
letters are hand cut and range in thickness of ¼" to 1",
with letter height normally 5" to 6" , each letter is fastened
to log or slab by solid brass screws. Each sign receives four coats
of exterior spar varnish, with a fifth coat added after letters have
been installed. our signs are for interior and exterior use. We do recommend
that a fresh coat of spar varnish be applied yearly to keep your sign
protected from elements. Single-sided or double-sided signs are available,
and all mounting hardware is included. We offer house numbers, logos,
personal and business signs, or anything you can dream up.
varies by the order, and we are happy to discuss this with you.