TopGrainWoodShop

Custom Wood Signs Perfect Anniversary & Wedding Gifts

Warrenton, Missouri | 1624 Sales

TopGrainWoodShop

Custom Wood Signs Perfect Anniversary & Wedding Gifts

Warrenton, Missouri 1624 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   CUTOFF WAS SUNDAY 12/09 for 12/24 DELIVERY. Any order place now, needs to add a Rush fee will for 12/24 delivery. You will need to use 3 day Priority Shipping at Checkout as well to make 12/24 delivery.
We will continue to take rush orders for round rustic signs & hardwood signs as long as we feel like we can complete them for 12/24 delivery. A $25.00 RUSH FEE WILL APPLY after Tuesday 12/11/18.
RUSH FEE, CLICK HERE:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/219626040/rush-my-order-my-sign-needs-priority?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

*3 day Priority Shipping is running slower than normal with the Post Office, please do not wait to place your orders:)

Any orders placed with outdoor marine finish will WILL NOT BE DRY for December 24 delivery. This finish takes a week to dry and cure plus I need time to create your hardwood sign. Estimated Outdoor Marine Finish ship date ~ 01/10/19.

OUTDOOR MARINE FINISH/SOLD OUT UNTIL 01/10/19. I'm Currently running 5-7 business days for natural carved hardwood orders, 5-7 business days for round signs & little desk signs.

Custom size or layout request need to message us first to see if we can fulfill your request.

Thank you so much for shopping small handcrafted goods, from our little crew at TopGrainWoodShop.

Please tell everyone about us on social media, this helps our little shop so much:)
#woodworkerchicks #topgrainwoodshop #woodworkergirls #woodstudio616

Look for us in the "Country Sampler" Magazine

Unique Wedding & Anniversary Gifts - Custom Carved Wood Signs Personalized Last Name Established Signs Anniversary Wedding Date Plaques Last Name Signs Custom Carved Wooden Signs

Current Lead time is 7-15 BUSINESS Days, then we will ship Priority Mail 3 Day Shipping.(USPS) Please allow a full 3-4 Weeks for your sign to be made if you Select an Outdoor Marine Finish, this is a Special Finish that Requires Several Extra Days to Dry & Cure. The slower it cures, the better the finish.

MESSAGES: Please add any request in the "Notes To Seller" box at the checkout screen so it is printed on your order form. We do not mind answering questions thru ETSY Messages, but all your special request and important information needs to go in the "notes to seller" box at the checkout screen. Our Etsy Shops are very busy at this time of year and we simply do not want to overlook a message that request a rendering, ship date, finish change, wood upgrade etc. Thank you for understanding:)

Got an idea...we will be happy to answer any questions:) Send me a message here in Etsy messages. We work in the wood shop on orders and answering messages Monday-Friday 6am-3pm Central Standard Time thru Etsy messages only. Please do not email questions to me, they will get overlooked. I get hundreds of messages here every week and I just cannot check here and in the email, super small crew:) For safety, I do not do phone calls as I am always multi tasking in a wood shop, running dangerous equipment that always merits my full attention. Thank you for understanding, we are a very small crew, 2 gals & an occasional 13 year old floor sweeper & shipper, not a factory with a sales office etc.
~ Annie & Brianne ~
"Top Grain Wood Shop Crew"

SHIP TIME: ROUND BAR SIGNS Shipping in 5-7 Business Days.

HARDWOOD SIGNS: Current Lead Time is 7-15 Business Days, then we will ship it Priority Mail 3 Day Shipping, but this is estimated by the Post Office. (Sometimes it does take longer.)

RETURNS: We DO NOT OFFER RETURNS on these PERSONALIZED CUSTOM ORDERS, as they CANNOT Be Sold To Someone Else Simply because You Do Not Like the Grain or Color Etc. Each Piece of Wood Will Be Different. Please See Our Reviews, These are Even Prettier In Person! If I have Goofed, I Will Be Extremely Frustrated With Myself As These Signs Have Hours of Work In Each One, I Hate Mistakes. Your Sign Will Be Moved to the Front of the Priority Line. I Will Send Another One Out In a Jiffy.

Occasionally our work load is extremely full and we do makes mistakes:) Thank you for being patient with us.

REAL SOLID HARDWOOD SIGNS: These Are Made From TRUE Hardwood, With All The Character Of REAL Hardwood*. Your Sign WILL HAVE Grains, Knots, Curls, Burls, Waves, Gnarly Spots Etc., After All, It Is True Hardwood. Remember, Your Sign Will Be Custom Carved and Different as No Two Trees are the Same.

*True Old Growth Hardwood Has Been Timbered And Logged For The Past Century Until Now We Have Nearly Exhausted The Old Growth Walnut That Our Parents And Grandparents Easily Had Available To Make Furniture With. We Are Using Locally Harvested Walnut That Would Otherwise Be Wasted. We Seek Out Fallen Timber From Storm's etc. In An Effort To Create Unique Signs and Not Be Wasteful With This Beautiful Resource that Cannot Be Replaced...We WILL NOT Toss Out This Wood Simply Because You Desire A Sign Without Any of the True Characteristics Of Hardwood. Red Cedar, Walnut and Cherry generally ALWAYS have knots and beautiful character streaks and color variations.
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HAND APPLIED FINISH: Please allow plenty of time for your item as our hardwood signs require proper dry time of 5-7 days for the best finish. We put an old world hand applied finish on each sign. The old world finish creates a rich deep finish that gets prettier with time. You can't rush a good thing, so please order in a timely manner so as not to RUSH the natural process. Remember ...7-10+ Business Days plus 3+ Days to arrive at your address. Outdoor Marine Finish is an upgraded finish but dries much slower and will add another 5-7 days. It is the best protection for hardwood outdoor signs and is worth the wait:)

NO RUSH ORDERS AT THIS TIME On Hardwood Signs. These simply take more time to mill and finish and cannot be rushed.

Our signs are heirlooms, they take much time to make and cannot be made quickly. This makes our signs different from the cheaper quality signs you will find on ETSY. Please understand the process takes time, but it is worth the wait...these are beautiful!

Please do not expect us to RUSH or PUSH your item thru in a day or two. You Can't Rush a Good Thing for a Quality High End Hardwood Sign. Our Hardwood Signs Take Hours and Hours To Mill, Carve and Finish. Yes...You Get What You Pay For and Your Sign Will Be Truly Beautiful For Decades. These are not cheap throw away seasonal signs, but real solid hardwood, no fake stained cheap wood.

OUTDOOR MARINE FINISH REQUEST: These are finished for Interior Décor, since these are Premium Hardwood we cannot guarantee a sign that has been placed outside. These signs are made the way Fine Furniture "used" to be made, with real solid Hardwood. You will need to reapply an Annual Sealer or Spar Urethane Outdoor Protector if you want your sign outside. Please, watch out that it is not in the direct sunlight, as it will warp & fade. Think of it like fine teak outdoor wood furniture that requires much attention each season. Outdoor Marine Finish is available in the EXTRA's Section in our store if you want to add UV protection etc. Any hardwood going out in the direct elements should have Outdoor Marine Finish even if you don't live by the ocean. Please allow 5-7 extra days, as this process has to dry & cure 24 hours between each coat. This is the proper way to get a lasting outdoor marine finish, it does take time to do correctly. This is not an outdoor sealer, which just repels water, and has nothing to prevent fading. This is a true Outdoor Marine Finish that protects from the heat, salt water, sun, cold etc. Protect your hardwood sign investment with the best finish possible.

Top Grain Wood Shop custom carved Signs are unlike all the standard wood name signs...they are absolutely beautiful. Check out our reviews:)

"Thank you for your continued support of our little woodshop.
Annie has her own Etsy Outdoor Sign Store SaltyDogsWoodSigns @ ETSY.com offering Premium Outdoor Signs, stop in and browse either store for idea's."
Thanks So Much,
Annie & Brianne:)

Feel free to look around or request something unique, we love to create fresh idea’s:)

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2018

CUTOFF WAS SUNDAY 12/09 for 12/24 DELIVERY. Any order place now, needs to add a Rush fee will for 12/24 delivery. You will need to use 3 day Priority Shipping at Checkout as well to make 12/24 delivery.
We will continue to take rush orders for round rustic signs & hardwood signs as long as we feel like we can complete them for 12/24 delivery. A $25.00 RUSH FEE WILL APPLY after Tuesday 12/11/18.
RUSH FEE, CLICK HERE:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/219626040/rush-my-order-my-sign-needs-priority?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

*3 day Priority Shipping is running slower than normal with the Post Office, please do not wait to place your orders:)

Any orders placed with outdoor marine finish will WILL NOT BE DRY for December 24 delivery. This finish takes a week to dry and cure plus I need time to create your hardwood sign. Estimated Outdoor Marine Finish ship date ~ 01/10/19.

OUTDOOR MARINE FINISH/SOLD OUT UNTIL 01/10/19. I'm Currently running 5-7 business days for natural carved hardwood orders, 5-7 business days for round signs & little desk signs.

Custom size or layout request need to message us first to see if we can fulfill your request.

Thank you so much for shopping small handcrafted goods, from our little crew at TopGrainWoodShop.

Please tell everyone about us on social media, this helps our little shop so much:)
#woodworkerchicks #topgrainwoodshop #woodworkergirls #woodstudio616

Look for us in the "Country Sampler" Magazine

Unique Wedding & Anniversary Gifts - Custom Carved Wood Signs Personalized Last Name Established Signs Anniversary Wedding Date Plaques Last Name Signs Custom Carved Wooden Signs

Current Lead time is 7-15 BUSINESS Days, then we will ship Priority Mail 3 Day Shipping.(USPS) Please allow a full 3-4 Weeks for your sign to be made if you Select an Outdoor Marine Finish, this is a Special Finish that Requires Several Extra Days to Dry & Cure. The slower it cures, the better the finish.

MESSAGES: Please add any request in the "Notes To Seller" box at the checkout screen so it is printed on your order form. We do not mind answering questions thru ETSY Messages, but all your special request and important information needs to go in the "notes to seller" box at the checkout screen. Our Etsy Shops are very busy at this time of year and we simply do not want to overlook a message that request a rendering, ship date, finish change, wood upgrade etc. Thank you for understanding:)

Got an idea...we will be happy to answer any questions:) Send me a message here in Etsy messages. We work in the wood shop on orders and answering messages Monday-Friday 6am-3pm Central Standard Time thru Etsy messages only. Please do not email questions to me, they will get overlooked. I get hundreds of messages here every week and I just cannot check here and in the email, super small crew:) For safety, I do not do phone calls as I am always multi tasking in a wood shop, running dangerous equipment that always merits my full attention. Thank you for understanding, we are a very small crew, 2 gals & an occasional 13 year old floor sweeper & shipper, not a factory with a sales office etc.
~ Annie & Brianne ~
"Top Grain Wood Shop Crew"

SHIP TIME: ROUND BAR SIGNS Shipping in 5-7 Business Days.

HARDWOOD SIGNS: Current Lead Time is 7-15 Business Days, then we will ship it Priority Mail 3 Day Shipping, but this is estimated by the Post Office. (Sometimes it does take longer.)

RETURNS: We DO NOT OFFER RETURNS on these PERSONALIZED CUSTOM ORDERS, as they CANNOT Be Sold To Someone Else Simply because You Do Not Like the Grain or Color Etc. Each Piece of Wood Will Be Different. Please See Our Reviews, These are Even Prettier In Person! If I have Goofed, I Will Be Extremely Frustrated With Myself As These Signs Have Hours of Work In Each One, I Hate Mistakes. Your Sign Will Be Moved to the Front of the Priority Line. I Will Send Another One Out In a Jiffy.

Occasionally our work load is extremely full and we do makes mistakes:) Thank you for being patient with us.

REAL SOLID HARDWOOD SIGNS: These Are Made From TRUE Hardwood, With All The Character Of REAL Hardwood*. Your Sign WILL HAVE Grains, Knots, Curls, Burls, Waves, Gnarly Spots Etc., After All, It Is True Hardwood. Remember, Your Sign Will Be Custom Carved and Different as No Two Trees are the Same.

*True Old Growth Hardwood Has Been Timbered And Logged For The Past Century Until Now We Have Nearly Exhausted The Old Growth Walnut That Our Parents And Grandparents Easily Had Available To Make Furniture With. We Are Using Locally Harvested Walnut That Would Otherwise Be Wasted. We Seek Out Fallen Timber From Storm's etc. In An Effort To Create Unique Signs and Not Be Wasteful With This Beautiful Resource that Cannot Be Replaced...We WILL NOT Toss Out This Wood Simply Because You Desire A Sign Without Any of the True Characteristics Of Hardwood. Red Cedar, Walnut and Cherry generally ALWAYS have knots and beautiful character streaks and color variations.
.
HAND APPLIED FINISH: Please allow plenty of time for your item as our hardwood signs require proper dry time of 5-7 days for the best finish. We put an old world hand applied finish on each sign. The old world finish creates a rich deep finish that gets prettier with time. You can't rush a good thing, so please order in a timely manner so as not to RUSH the natural process. Remember ...7-10+ Business Days plus 3+ Days to arrive at your address. Outdoor Marine Finish is an upgraded finish but dries much slower and will add another 5-7 days. It is the best protection for hardwood outdoor signs and is worth the wait:)

NO RUSH ORDERS AT THIS TIME On Hardwood Signs. These simply take more time to mill and finish and cannot be rushed.

Our signs are heirlooms, they take much time to make and cannot be made quickly. This makes our signs different from the cheaper quality signs you will find on ETSY. Please understand the process takes time, but it is worth the wait...these are beautiful!

Please do not expect us to RUSH or PUSH your item thru in a day or two. You Can't Rush a Good Thing for a Quality High End Hardwood Sign. Our Hardwood Signs Take Hours and Hours To Mill, Carve and Finish. Yes...You Get What You Pay For and Your Sign Will Be Truly Beautiful For Decades. These are not cheap throw away seasonal signs, but real solid hardwood, no fake stained cheap wood.

OUTDOOR MARINE FINISH REQUEST: These are finished for Interior Décor, since these are Premium Hardwood we cannot guarantee a sign that has been placed outside. These signs are made the way Fine Furniture "used" to be made, with real solid Hardwood. You will need to reapply an Annual Sealer or Spar Urethane Outdoor Protector if you want your sign outside. Please, watch out that it is not in the direct sunlight, as it will warp & fade. Think of it like fine teak outdoor wood furniture that requires much attention each season. Outdoor Marine Finish is available in the EXTRA's Section in our store if you want to add UV protection etc. Any hardwood going out in the direct elements should have Outdoor Marine Finish even if you don't live by the ocean. Please allow 5-7 extra days, as this process has to dry & cure 24 hours between each coat. This is the proper way to get a lasting outdoor marine finish, it does take time to do correctly. This is not an outdoor sealer, which just repels water, and has nothing to prevent fading. This is a true Outdoor Marine Finish that protects from the heat, salt water, sun, cold etc. Protect your hardwood sign investment with the best finish possible.

Top Grain Wood Shop custom carved Signs are unlike all the standard wood name signs...they are absolutely beautiful. Check out our reviews:)

"Thank you for your continued support of our little woodshop.
Annie has her own Etsy Outdoor Sign Store SaltyDogsWoodSigns @ ETSY.com offering Premium Outdoor Signs, stop in and browse either store for idea's."
Thanks So Much,
Annie & Brianne:)

Feel free to look around or request something unique, we love to create fresh idea’s:)

Annie

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About

Handcrafted Carved Wood Signs Made One at a Time by a Couple Ladies Who Love Creating Handmade Gifts From Hardwood and Rustic Woods.

Thank you for Checking Out Our Wood Studio. We love doing what we do and hope you enjoy looking around. Here is little about the ladies behind TopGrainWoodShop

ANNIE: 5th Generation -Woodworker. Loves the craft of working with hardwood by hand. She obsesses over each sign, making sure each one looks just right. A lot of heart and soul goes into woodworking and she treats each one like a work of art.

Annie hand picks all the hardwood before it comes back to the wood shop to dry and cure. She selects your piece and then mills it so it has gorgeous wood characteristics. Next she works up the hardwood and glues up each one, finally she carves your sign. Once it is carved, she sands until she gets a perfectly smooth hardwood sign. When she looks at each piece she is carefully examining it for unique characteristics to make each sign as beautiful as it can be. She also is the custom painter and does the hand applied old world finish. Every sign is a labor of love and has a whole lot of Annie in it.

BRIANNE: Annie’s long time friend Brianne is her right hand Lady. Brianne has a background in the hardwood industry. She has her certification as a mill inspector protecting our native hardwood in Missouri.
Brianne is full of great inspiration for beautiful ways to use Missouri hardwoods. She helps with the graphic and design for the wood studio. Brianne is always ready to muscle up & hustle up the next load of hardwood from the heart of Missouri. She keeps our shop on top of trending designs and is quite the “font junkie”. If you have an idea or special font request Brianne is super creative and will work with you to get the look you are dreaming of.

Lots and lots of time & energy goes into working with wood, and bringing out the best in each piece takes much, much patience. We love the feeling of being able to take a piece of rough wood, not attractive in the eyes of many, and set to milling, sanding, carving, sanding and finishing, did I mention lots and lots of sanding...turning it into a beautiful hardwood heirloom to pass down. See us hard at work on Instagram working in the wood studio

Looking for a Cool Rustic Bar Gift? Checkout our Rustic Sign Shop TopGrainBarSigns

Need an Outdoor Sign With A Truly Lasting Finish? Annie has her own Special Outdoor Sign Shop at SaltyDogsWoodSigns....Feel Free to Browse any our shops.

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  • Annie

    Woodworker, Creator, Designer

    Annie is a hands on creative gal, who is making your hardwood sign. Annie is always hustling up the next load of cool hardwood and dreaming up the next thing to make in the woodshop. Annie answers messages in between milling, sanding & finishing.

  • Super Roman

    Super Supportive Son!, Shop Pranker :), Wood Turner

    Roman is Annie’s son, he has grew up around woodworking and is becoming a natural woodworker himself. He is learning the art of wood turning at a young age. He is a speedy box folder, and our shop prankster.

  • Brianne

    Assistant, Photographer, Designer

    I have added a long time friend who is the perfect fit to our small woodshop. She has a great eye for decor and fresh idea's for trending designs. Brianne also has a background in hardwood milling and is always full of great inspiration.

  • Husband and Wife Woodworkers

    Wood Working Teacher, Maintains Machinery, Woodshop Inspector

    Dave & Annie: husband and wife who both share a love for woodworking, creating beautiful heirlooms for families. Dave keeps all the equipment in tip top shape, and loves to do a surprise safety inspection to make sure we are doing things just right:)

  • Paige

    Assistant, Shipper, Finisher

    Paige is a High school student learning the ins and outs of running a small business and woodworking. Paige has so much potential to be a creator, she has natural talent and an eye for beautiful things.

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Last updated on Apr 9, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We are happy to personalize your sign with something unique to you, please message us your special request before checking out to discuss your ideas.

Custom Requests & Questions

We are happy to answer questions here thru Etsy messages. We do not give out our personal phone number for privacy reasons. Please send all messages thru Etsy so we can keep track of our conversations. We answer questions Monday-Friday 6am-3pm Central Standard Time, between working on on orders.

How long does it take to ship an outdoor sign?

Outdoor Signs ordered with an Outdoor Marine Finish ~ allow 3-4 weeks. This is a special finish that must cure in between coats. It drys better in low humidity, so dry times vary due to climate variations here in Missouri. The slower it dries, the better the finish. Please allow 3-4 weeks for these special items for the best finish possible. Outdoor Marine Finish has an Upgraded Fee as it requires more labor and time than making the sign itself. This is the correct way to do a lasting finish and it is really worth the wait to protect your investment.

Care Instructions

Outdoor Signs will not last forever outside due to the Great Outdoors, they will need some attention each season. Keep this in mind when placing your sign outside, it will last longer under cover or in the shade. Outdoor Marine Finish has UV protector in it, but you will need to reapply some outdoor UV protector seasonally to keep it from fading and warping. Even outdoor woods need care just like we need sunblock when we are outside, I recommend using "General Finishes Outdoor Oil" or "Waterlox Marine Finish" to help maintain your sign seasonally.