Your Own Words | Reclaimed Wood Sign | Bespoke


You like the look of our reclaimed wooden, handpainted signs but can't find the right wording in our collection?  No worries, you can create your own here.  Just select your preferred size, colour combination and enter your words.  We recommend only a short sentence on these signs otherwise they will look overcrowded and the texture of the wood may interfere with the lettering.

We reuse old pallet wood and turn them into gorgeous rustic signs.  They are hand cut, de-nailed and heavily sanded.  Markings, cracks and nail holes are to be expected in these signs.  Please bear this in mind when ordering, as the lettering added to your sign can have holes through the middle of it.  I try to avoid where possible but with the reclaimed wood I use, the majority of pieces have holes and markings.  For me, this is such a wonderful way to add character to your sign.  It really is one of a kind.  They are then primed and painted using Eco-Friendly paints by Little Greene and Farrow & Ball.

I will put some designs together and send you a digital proof or you to approve via email.  This proof will give you an idea of layout and fonts only.  It cannot show you the actual wood being used for your sign.  Choose your favourite or guide me some more - there are no hidden charges for changes you want to make.  I will start making your sign as soon as you are happy with the design.

Please allow up to 5 days to receive your design layouts via email (up to 10 during busy periods - usually Oct, Nov,Dec).  Then allow the production time stated to receive your order.

There are various hanging options, such as chunky rope, rusty wire, sawtooth hangers on the back, stakes, or no fixings at all.  These signs can be placed outside if we add a sealant to them.  Imperfections are to be expected in our products, such as nail holes, cracks and dings.  We love the texture and character this brings, and hope you do too.

  • Size:  14x14cm, 25x14cm (this this can vary slightly due to it being reclaimed wood)
  • Colour: Various options
  • Fixings: Chunky rope hanger, Rusty wire, Sawtooth hanger
  • Maker: Designed and made in Leicestershire, UK by Emma
  • Made to order – please allow for the production time above


GIVING BACK | With every purchase made, we donate to SMiRA, Brain Tumour Research and Mind

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Summerhouse sign

We ordered a sign for our friends who are going to have a summer house in their garden. It was the first time we had used the Imperfect Wood Company and we were so impressed by how helpful and efficient they were in both providing ideas for its design the speed of delivery, and the quality of the sign was excellent. I would definitely recommend them.

Outside Pad plaque

Great communication and delivery! We love our outside pad plaque! Very well crafted wood and the colours are just perfect! would recommend to friends and family. Thank you.

A problem of mine

Love, love, love my new sign which is hanging on the kitchen door. I saw this quote some while ago after I had royally unintentionally offended a headteacher. I am well known by anyone who knows me for my little problem of 'putting my foot in my mouth' ( in fact my husband says I just take one foot out to put the other in). Emma has done a brilliant job at a great price. It was very easy to order and the selection of fonts so hard to choose between. So thank you Emma for a great job.


Really easy to get a custom made sign... first they sent us a some mock ups of various options and I picked one and asked for a couple of tweaks. They quickly sent through the new mock up to be checked and then in no time the sign arrived - it's exactly what I wanted. Thank you.

Beautiful products

Always really high quality and unique products. Make the best gifts. I will continue to buy from this lovely company.

Fabulous as always

Highly recommend
Have bought a few gifts and also perfect and well received
Excellent products and exceptional service

Great service and great product

I was looking for a unique gift and this was perfect for my brother in laws new shed! The service to design the sign was straightforward and the product was good quality.

Excellent Product and Great service

I ordered for the first time from this company and I have to say that the level of service was excellent. Within a few days of my order I received numerous templates and styles to choose from. When the product arrived I couldn’t have been happier with it. It was perfect. Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to order again. Thank you


Emma at The Imperfect Wood Company was so incredibly helpful and met my deadline superbly and the sign was just what we'd wanted for my mother-in-law. Brilliant service, excellent product, efficient delivery. Thank you Emma - we will definitely come to you for any future wood gifts.

Beautiful product and fantastic service

I love my personalised sign and was so impressed by the options I was given - nothing seemed to be too much trouble. What a talented lady and a really special business. Thank you 😊