National Trust

There is a strong move away from Dibond printed signs toward painted signage. We use the latest German paint systems with high grade boat builders Plywood’s to deliver a durable exterior painted sign solution. Painted signs deliver a much softer sensitive graphics solution than digital print.
To achieve the fine graphic detail we advise using our laser engraving process.

Any in-ground wooden substrates tend to be specified in kiln dried Canadian Douglas Fir pressure treated to highway specification. These give an in ground lifespan of around 25 years.

National Trust

Stourhead

The Brief: What Fun! Make a giant 3D book with laser carved Open pages and stand. Wayfinding and interpretaion panels for the Stourhead estate.

Process
Laser carved boat builders Plywood, preformed to wooden frame and mounted on stand with stretchers.
Material
Boat builders Plywood, Iroko.
Finish
Acrylic paints with water based black painted and filled text.
National Trust

Polesden Lacey

The Brief: Working with design agency ‘Make It Clear’, The Grain was asked to produce a complete new set of signage for this elegant National Trust mansion.

Process
Laser carved text onto pre-painted marine boat builder Plywood.
Material
Lloyds certified Plywood, Pressure treated Douglas Fir posts
Finish
Water based Latex paint. Douglas Fir left to natural pressure treated finish
National Trust

Kingston Lacey

The Brief: We work very closely with Gendall design at Falmouth on many national trust projects. This project was for a spring display.

Process
Laser carved graphics with colour fills
Material
Romark bright copper faced laserable and painted Gaboon Plywood
Finish
Bright Copper and various painted panels to RAL colours
National Trust

Seven Sites

The Brief: Create a set of lectern interpretation panels to be located across Cornwall on the prominent headlands.

Design…Gendall Design, Falmouth

 

Process
CNC cut Douglas Fir panels with pocket recess for inset Dibond digital printed panels laser engraved graphics to bottom
Material
Canadian pressure treated Douglas Fir Digital printed Dibond panels
Finish
Left to natural pressure treated, for natural ageing

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