Wood and HDU Signs and Plaques

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Wood and HDU Signs and Plaques


Figure 1 Honolulu Beerworks wood sign painted cedar

We are Hawaii’s best sign company for custom wooden and High-Density Urethane (HDU) signs

  • These are made for exterior & interior locations, and HDU signs can last 10 to 20 years with little maintenance, with a 2-year warranty.
  • We have over 12,000 designs to choose from, can copy an existing sign or will create a new original design for you at no additional cost.
  • We use only the very best premium materials and fabricate them using the finest craftsmanship.
  • We make all our products in the USA from American materials.
  • We use greener materials in an environmentally responsible process to reduce the negative effects of manufacturing signs to our environment.

A wide range of custom signs made with quality craftsmanship

Sandblasted HDU signs & plaques


Figure 2 Lanai Public & School Library HDU sign with wood relief

Carved and sandblasted High-Density Urethane (HDU) signs. These signs can mimic the feel and texture of wooden signs because they can be carved or sandblasted to the texture you desire. This HDU material has all the earthiness of a wooden sign but will not succumb to the elements of nature and wear down as quickly as one made of wood.

Our HDU signs are made from the finest materials that last often 20+ years with little maintenance. Our signs and plaques are carved from 20 lb/ft3 HDUwhich is 30% denser and stronger than 15 lb/ft3 HDU used by other companies. We use ultra-low VOC automotive-type 2-part polyurethane acrylic paint and clear coats which are UV & graffiti resistant.

An eco-friendly process means a better sign for you. We utilize several environmentally friendly methods of creating the signs to bring you one that is better for the environment. We use a green urethane formulation, paints with lower VOCs, fully enclosed spray booths and a recycle sandblast booth to reduce any unwanted emissions.

Carved HDU Signs & Plaques


Figure 3 Dept of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency HDU plaque carved

These signs are done when there is a need for higher precision or a more intricate design. Projects calling for this type of precision would be things like military plaques, government seals, college seals, and memorial plaques. A precise computer-controlled router is used to cut the HDU to the intricate design. It is then hand finished by sandblasting and artist brush painted. We can help turn your photos of animals, trees, flowers, etc. into designs onto your plaque or sign.

Carved & Sandblasted Wooden Signs & Plaques


Figure 4Alii Plantation in Aiea, wooden sign carved and sandblasted

Our outdoor and indoor wooden signs & plaques can be made from various woods depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Depending on the impression you want to convey, we have several grains for your commercial wooden sign or plaques. For plaques and wood signs requiring a smooth distinct grain we use hardwoods like mahogany, maple, black walnut, and American cherry. For a more rustic look we have cedar, redwood, and white oak to work with. The signs will be carded using our computer guided router, sandblasted then hand finished by our craftsmen. The signs and plaques will be coated with the finest in clear coat or paint depending on your project design.


Figure 5 Diamond Head monument in Honolulu, wooden sign carved & sandblasted