Carved Signs

Carved signs provide a simple way to stand out from the competition, with custom designs and colors to fit any of your creative ideas. These wood signs reflect your devotion to detail and will attract current and prospective customers alike. From places of business to houses of worship to village entrances, engraved signs from Brooklyn Signs are certain to make an impression.

CNC Routed Engraved and Wooden Carved Signs

Whether you need a sign out front to advertise your business location or a directional sign to point clients to the right building, a carved sign will quickly capture attention. Our engraved signs are as diverse as our customers. We can customize any sign to display your name, logo, or other design.

With several materials and many colors to choose from, Brooklyn Signs will be able to create the exact look that you want from your carved signage. We serve the New York City and parts of the New Jersey region, and offers the highest quality signs in the area. Give us a call at any time at (718) 252-7575 for more information.

Samples of Our Carved Signs

Carved Sign Customization and Options

Carved signs can be customizable. We use a state of the art CNC router for most of our carved signs, which delivers crisp shapes into several different types of material. Currently, we are able to carve and engrave:

  • Wood
  • Metal (aluminum)
  • Plastic

Our CNC machine can also cut into some other materials, but it depends on the sensitivity of the material to the strength of the CNC router.

When cut into wood,the material choices are mostly dependent on the look you are trying to achieve. Wood tends to be one of the more common choices, given its association with carvings. We have access to any Benjamin Moore paint colors, which are used to fill in any wood carvings that we have made.

Our engraved wood signs are an especially common choice because they have a hand painted and hand carved look that is popular with many industries:

  • Inns
  • Churches
  • Spas
  • Town/Village Entrances
  • Antique Stores
  • Tattoo Parlors
  • Yoga Studios, Restaurants, and More

For wood signs, especially, we will also use woods that are weather resistant given that these signs are primarily for outdoor/external use.

We also have HDU available. High-density urethane (HDU) is a synthetically engineered material that can be carved with even more precision than cedar or oak, while still providing that same custom appeal. HDU is even more resistant to rain and sunlight, compared with wooden signs that need to be weather treated from time to time.

Customization options for these signs are almost unlimited, in the sense that the CNC router is able to create thin cuts even in close proximity without necessarily damaging the material – although this may not be ideal for some types of wood and plastic. We have additional customization available, such as gold leaf and sandblasted signs.

Benefits of Carved Signs

Carved signs are a classic form of signage that has roots that extend well into history. These signs were used by small towns all over the United States, carved or engraved almost always into wood to provide the city and stores with an easily visible street sign.

Today’s carved signs are even better, as the machinery that we use makes it possible to carve on more materials and create finer, more perfect cuts. The benefits of these types of signs include:

Classic Appearance

These signs can be perfectly given an “older” look, which is used by antique stores, churches, and cities due to the association with being quaint. But even the more modern carved signs have a classic appearance recognized by most people that see it.

Long Lasting

These types of signs, in any material, are made for the outdoors. They resist almost all weather and are easy to clean and maintain as needed. They are also durable in a general sense, given their thickness and the materials involved (like HDU).


Using a CNC router, these signs can be cut to very specific shapes without any loss of quality. You can cut to shape logos, create depth, and give each one its own colors and character.

Carved signs have been popular for hundreds of years, and even though some of them have modernized they remain popular today.

Why Choose Brooklyn Signs

Licensed and Insured

We are fully licensed and insured, and we will partner with you to make sure that your sign has all the required permits as well. We carefully follow legislation on the sizes and placements of signs and will make sure you stay within all guidelines.

Full Service

We provide sign design, sign fabrication, sign installation, and sign restoration. We can assist you with any type of carved sign, and we are happy to provide feedback in case other sign types may suit your needs


Our carved signs are highly affordable since the entire process is completed in house. We do not have to pay for outside design services or CNC machining, so we are able to keep our costs down and pass those saving on to our customers.

Get Started with Brooklyn Signs

Located in the heart of New York City, Brooklyn signs knows signs better than anyone else in the area. With our design team and CNC operators working on site here at our office, we are able to complete the sign fast – within a 4 to 6 week lead time, with rush options available. To get the design process started as soon as possible for your carved sign, contact Brooklyn Signs today at (718) 252-7575.

Some Of Our Satisfied Clients and Their Reviews About Brooklyn Signs

Frequently Asked Questions and Resources

What is Your Return Policy?

Your satisfaction is our goal. While we cannot offer returns on most custom products, we will accept any returns when it is our error, and we have created something outside of scope. Any time we have made an error, we will accept a return and discuss the idea of creating a new sign in its place. If you ever receive a broken sign, or you find that a sign isn’t working properly (such as a neon sign), please let us know right away.

What Signs Are Best For Indoors?

All signs last longer when they are inside of your property. Some signs, like neon signs and foam board signs, are almost exclusively meant for indoors. However, metal signs, vinyl signs, aluminum signs, wood signs, and nearly all the signs listed above for outdoor signs also work great as indoor signs depending on your needs.

What Signs Are Best For Outdoors?

There are many different signs that are durable enough for the outdoors. Some of the best materials include wooden signs, aluminum signs, plastic signs, and PVC signs. Banners and vinyl signs can also be great outdoors, but may not be meant to provide you with a permanent sign solution as the weather can cause staining and wrinkles. Many types of lighted signs, such as channel letters and light box signs, are meant for the outdoors.

What Are “Wraps” and How Do They Work?

Wraps are pieces of thin, self-adhesive vinyl. They fit on flat surfaces, such as metal and glass. They can come in black and white or full color, and they pop from whatever surface they are affixed to. We create primarily vehicle wraps and window wraps, branding your property, cars, and trucks and making sure that they provide you with a rolling advertisement that is designed to last.

How Can I Care For My Signs So They Last Longer?

Every sign has its own unique needs. Small metal signs need only be wiped down when it is dusty, and can withstand heavy cleaners. Banners can only be cleaned with gentle soap and water, and can only be rolled up – never folded – or they will have permanent creases and possibly damage the lettering. It is best to ask us after you order your sign, and we’ll gladly give you the information you need to continue to care for your sign.

What Are Sign Rentals?

Creating a custom sign takes time and effort. But not everyone needs a custom sign. Often we’re contacted by those looking for everything from common and unique signs that they can use for a variety of projects – from filming movies to creating a theme at weddings, and more.That’s why we have many different sign rental options available. We have unique bathroom signs, “OPEN” signs, grand opening signs, adult signs (for themed events, plays, and movies) and more. We can’t guarantee that we have every sign in stock, but we do have a huge selection of sign rentals to choose from. Contact us to find out If we have a sign available, and what it would cost to create the sign if we don’t.

Do You Offer Design Services?

Yes. If you have an idea, but need someone to design the sign for you, we can help. We have expert design services with decades of expertise that can create beautiful custom signs that are specific to your needs. We also work with legal and regulatory signs, and can create signs that are easy to read and long lasting.