Solid Cedar Wood Historic House Signs

Hand Painted, Historically Accurate Historic Reproduction Signs Lettered with Brushes Using Traditional Signwriting Methods.


  • Handcrafted from solid "five-quarter" thickness Western Red Cedar in our sign shop
  • Made with decades of experience, from the burnishing all edges to hand sanding all surfaces, to applying all primers and top coats with brushes;
  • Accurate reproductions of historic house signs common throughout New England and the original 13 Colonies.
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Cedar Sign Plaques Freshly Cut

Cut from 5/4-inch vertical grain Western Red Cedar, our solid cedar historic house signs are hand painted as one-sided signs below and two-sided signs. The solid cedar 5/4, or "five-quarter" (1-1/4 inches) thickness signs shown here are cut and routed in our sign shop, primed with high-quality oil-based wood primer, multiple top coats painted and hand lettered with your custom text in a hand lettered font selected from our Font Guide. We offer these specific sizes and shapes in-stock. See Custom Size/Shape Signs page if you need a custom size. Learn more about cedar sign advantages and cedar vs. MDO. Customize your sign with these Sign Options for background color, artwork, borders and corners.


Cedar House Sign Features

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Solid Cedar

Naturally Long Lasting

Mildew-resistant tanins

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All Hand Painted

Brush Lettered

High Quality Lettering Enamels

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Protective Clear Coating

Moisture-Proof Barrier

High Quality Sealer Expands & Contracts

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Our Cedar Historic House Signs, Standard In-Stock


Select from among these standard shape & size signs in-stock and ready to hand letter. Designed for mounting on the wall of the house near the front entry or side corner. Price includes standard Westhighland white background color, three lines of custom text hand lettered black enamel with brushes on one side, mounting screws and matching wood buttons. See the Sign Options page regarding artwork, colors and more options. Options and shipping are additional. To place an order, begin by emailing us at . See our Ordering Page for full details on ordering a custom wood sign.


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House Shaped Cedar Historic House Sign

A favorite historic house sign to create, it's a faithful reproduction of a sign seen throughtout New England but with a couple design improvements: the side verticals angle out to form a pentagon, the roof pitch is enhanced, and the gable trim has returns where it meets the sides. Our Sign Gallery displays more of these house-shaped signs. In-stock in one size only --15" height by 13" width. Cost: $300


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French Corner Cedar Rectangle Historic House Signs

See our new french corner hand painted signs page with complete specs, pricing and many french corner sign images.


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Camelback Cedar Historic House Sign

Named for the single hump centered on the top of the 16"w x 12"h cedar signboard, the camelback sign shape adds some design flair to the classic rectangle shaped sign. Finely routed 1/8" beaded edge on all sides. Includes painted border around the perimeter of signboard. Size of text and circa year built date can be done in any proportion. For the Camelback Cedar Sign seen here, customer asked for a larger year and smaller house name. Let us know what you prefer. See the Sign Gallery and Facebook for more examples. $185 | Also available as a 12" x 9" for $170. Sign Options


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Oval Cedar Historic House Sign

Hand cut from cedar plank, the cedar oval requires more handcrafting than any other solid cedar sign except for the house-shaped sign. It is available in several sizes to accommodate the diverse needs of this pleasing shape. The larger sizes can accommodate two lines of text while the smaller sizes are ideal for one line of text and the year. Widths from 15" to 10" or a custom size that you request. Price depends on size. 15": $200, 12": $180, 10": $160. Sign Options


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Classic Rectangle Cedar Historic House Sign

Visit our new cedar rectangle hand painted signs page detailing the various rectangle sizes we now offer.


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Square Cedar Historic House Sign

Cedar square in two sizes: 12" square and 9" square. Visit our new cedar square hand painted signs page detailing the various rectangle sizes we now offer.

Ordering By Email To Begin Process

Please email us at to discuss your cedar historic house hand painted sign. Provide as much detail as you wish and attach any images of the location for the sign, or an image of a sign you are wanting to reproduce. Read our Ordering FAQ for complete details.