Camelback Shape Cedar Wood Historic House Signs

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Camelback Cedar Historic House Sign

The cedar camelback sign is a reproduction of an historic house sign popular in colonial New England. Named for the single hump centered on the sign top, 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 (a $20 sign option). More camelbacks are shown below and in the Sign Gallery, Hand Painted Font Guide and Instagram@handpainted_woodsigns. Four sizes available; details and cost below. The "hump" space fits house numbers nicely, making the camelback sign a good sign choice for a combination house number / street name and circa-year built sign. Larger size and double-sided hanging cedar camelback signs are available upon request.


Hand Crafted from Cedar Plank

Cut from 12-inch wide vertical grain Western Red Cedar plank, 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 using lettering enamels and brushes. Learn more about cedar sign advantages and cedar vs. MDO, an inferior sign material used by most competitors.

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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Four Camelback Sign Sizes, In-Stock

Select from among four camelback 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, up to three lines of custom text hand lettered black enamel with brushes on one side, border included, mounting screws and matching wood buttons. See the Sign Options to add artwork, colors and more options.

12" wide x 9" height: $260 | 12" wide x 12" height: $270 | 16" wide x 12" height: $285 | 18" wide x 12" height: $295

Ordering By Email To Begin Process

Please email us at to start your cedar historic house hand painted sign order. 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 Guide for complete ordering details and timing before you email.