FamilyFab

Custom metal fabrication & welding shop

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Welcome to Family Fab!

We are a small business that makes signs using a CNC plasma table. We use a CAD program to create images & then send them to the table to be cut. Once this part of the process is done, we clean off any slag that is left & the sign is ready to be painted or shipped. We also operate a metal fabrication shop where we do all different kinds of welding.

We also do diesel repairs & farm equipment repairs & have a DOT certified inspector. We are also a tire dealer.

We are working on new ideas for metal signs all the time. We post new projects as soon as possible. Any business logos or signs you want made, just send us a message and we will try our best to accommodate you. Please message us with any questions.

We do offer our signs as bare metal or painted. If you decide you want a bare metal sign, please keep in mind that it will get surface rust over time. If you would like to keep the metal look, but don’t want any surface rust, a clear coat would be the best option. If you decide you don’t want any clear coat at all, all you need is a wire brush to clean any surface rust off of your sign.

Please message us if you need any kind of hooks added to your sign. We will do our best to accommodate requests.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 20, 2020

Welcome to Family Fab!

We are a small business that makes signs using a CNC plasma table. We use a CAD program to create images & then send them to the table to be cut. Once this part of the process is done, we clean off any slag that is left & the sign is ready to be painted or shipped. We also operate a metal fabrication shop where we do all different kinds of welding.

We also do diesel repairs & farm equipment repairs & have a DOT certified inspector. We are also a tire dealer.

We are working on new ideas for metal signs all the time. We post new projects as soon as possible. Any business logos or signs you want made, just send us a message and we will try our best to accommodate you. Please message us with any questions.

We do offer our signs as bare metal or painted. If you decide you want a bare metal sign, please keep in mind that it will get surface rust over time. If you would like to keep the metal look, but don’t want any surface rust, a clear coat would be the best option. If you decide you don’t want any clear coat at all, all you need is a wire brush to clean any surface rust off of your sign.

Please message us if you need any kind of hooks added to your sign. We will do our best to accommodate requests.

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Adam and Jennifer Akins

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Adam and Jennifer Akins

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About FamilyFab

Sales 361
On Etsy since 2018

Family owned custom metal fabrication shop

We wanted to start a business so that we could do what interests me. My wife and I want to be able to pass the business on to our children when they are older. My wife helps me with ideas, getting our products finished, social media, and advertising. My father helps with production. We're already teaching our son about the process of making the signs. He likes to watch the table as it cuts and likes to watch the computer while the plasma table is doing its job. Our daughter likes to be in the shop, but is not old enough yet to learn about the process yet.

We love learning to do new things. We are constantly learning and trying new things. We love a challenge, as it calls for us to try something new and broaden our skills.

Our goal is to keep doing what we enjoy, make customers happy, and build something for our kids' future.

Shop members

  • Adam

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm just a country boy. I love working with metal. I love to see where my creativity will take me. When I’m not working with metal, I love working on cars and riding my motorcycle.

  • Jennifer

    Designer, Assistant, Owner

    I'm an outgoing, talkative, imaginative person. I love nature, gardening, animals, & creating things. I love teaching my kids about the little things in life. When I’m not at the shop, I’m taking care of our farm & playing with the kids.

  • Sam

    Assistant, Creator, Marketer

    I have been a woodworker for 50 years. I’m also a master mechanic. I can use any tool in a shop. I’m a friendly, helpful, humorous man. I am a United States Air Force veteran.

Production partners

  • Jennifer Akins

    Shelbyville, TN

    Jennifer helps out with designing, painting, and advertising.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 20, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We do offer custom & personalized orders. If you have any questions about a sign or ideas you have, please feel free to contact us.

We cannot accept a return or exchange on personalized items. If you have any questions about your order, please contact us.

We also accept wholesale orders. Please contact us if you would like to make a wholesale purchase.

Incorrect Address

Labels are printed through Etsy with shipping address provided by buyer. Please ensure all delivery information is correct. We are not responsible for items sent to an incorrect address. If the item is returned for inability to deliver, buyer is responsible for any fees required to reship the item.

Delivery times

Once a label is created and item is shipped, we are not responsible for the time that the item is delivered. We cannot guarantee a package will be delivered by a certain date. Delays may also occur as a result of customs clearance. Your local customs office may require additional documents & time to clear your package, which may delay the estimated delivery time.

Your order may be delivered to you by either the local post office or a local courier. Depending on your area, most orders will be delivered by your local post service, so the package will be received with your regular mail. If you are not at home when the delivery is made, a notice card may be left by the postal service to advise on how & where your delivery can be collected.

Care instructions

We offer our signs in bare metal & painted. If you choose to do a bare metal sign, please keep in mind that bare metal signs will get surface rust over time. Bare metal signs hung outside & exposed to weather elements will get surface rust quicker. All you need is a wire brush to clean any surface rust off. If you don't want surface rust, but still want the metal look, we highly suggest doing a clear coat.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you would like gift wrapping, please contact us. We normally don't do gift wrapping because of the weight of the signs. We can try to put your order in a box & wrap it, then put that box into another box for shipping.

We use a lot of our own packaging for larger signs. We recycle what materials we can to keep cost of goods & products down. We try to use USPS Flat rate boxes when we can.

Lost or Stolen packages

In the case of a lost package, we will file a claim with the carrier used & check tracking & GPS coordinates to try to locate the lost package.

In the case of a stolen package, we will file a claim with the carrier used & will also need a police report. Once we have received a police report & filed a claim, we will then take the next step to resolve the issue.