Sandblasted Signage

3D sandblasted signs

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Sandblasted 3-dimensional signs are a large part of our day-to-day production, we use various substrates from HDU (high-density urethane) to real all 'heart vertical grain redwood" and cedar, we never use construction grade redwood for sandblasted signs.

There are many other materials we will blast for signage purposes, a list of some of them is lower down this page.

HDU, which can be carved or sandblasted is a very versatile medium to work with and lasts for a long time. Thus giving you, the customer a higher quality sign that will last much longer; (indefinitely if it is kept painted) than its wooden equivalent.

The Millstone 4H Camp sign here is an example of sandblasted HDU with a woodgrain effect and appliqued prismatic letters. 

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 Hawkins &Hawkins have again sandblasted HDU signs with a wood grain effect, and Saddlebrook is a 3" thick sandblasted HDU sign also with wood grain effect and appliqued letters and graphical elements

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Classic has made some signs we are very proud of with different layers and types of sandblasting, from multi-level sandblasting to woodgrain behind hand carved appliques and letters on the same sign, which really gives a wonderful 3D effect. Our family and staff have designed and built some most unusual sandblasted signs which can be found all over the country.


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We can design your 3d sandblasted sign project for you to keep on budget and give you your business or organization the perfect sign.


The most common background textures created when sandblasting HDU dimensional signs are "stone" (chapel sandblasted sign) and "woodgrain" (Etheridge sandblasted sign) effect; the first is what high-density urethane looks like when sandblasted normally. The second "woodgrain" is created when the sign is sandblasted through piano wire stretched across the face of the sign.

elite homes sandblasted hdu sign with steel skeleton reinforcing classic signs nc 200x213We built our first wood grain tool 26 years ago after the owner gave up pouring the urethane to create a material that had grain in it. It wasn't that he didn't succeed it's just that each sheet of HDU would have been 11 times the price of a standard production sheet, it would have made some great signs but a bit too pricey. Our first grain tool was 3 ft. across; since then we have built them to accommodate most signs up to 10.5 ft wide.


Some of the materials we sandblast for signage

  • Cedar
  • Redwood
  • Old-growth Pine
  • Most hardwoods (softwoods are hard to blast
    and rot much quicker).
  • Cement
  • Bricks
  • Pavers
  • Marble
  • Field Stone
  • Glass
  • HDU (high-Density Urethane)

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Below are two sets of relevant links to other pages on this site that may be helpful to you.

Directly below are links to other pages on different types of dimensional signs and below that are links to photo galleries relating to those types of signs.

Photograph directories you may find useful for reference;




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Some of what we create on a regular basis

Signs we manufacture are used for but limited to: Business signs, shops signs, restaurant signs, condominium Signs, subdivision signs, golf course signs, street signs, housings development signs, salon signs, beauty parlor signs, real estate signs, commercial signs, industrial signs, house signs, farm signs, beach house signs, resort signs, traffic signs, hotel & inn signs, pub signs, vehicle signs, interior & ada signs, boat signs, truck signs, office signs professional signs, trail signs wall sign, entrance signs, lobby signs, street name signs, outdoor signs, custom signs, mall signs, retail signs , marina signs, architectural signs.

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