Fred’s Signs Routing

Hollowing out deep grooves in wood, stone or sign foam takes the work of a steady, skilled hand to create this look rich with character and dimension. After Fred completes this process, your new piece can be painted with color, or simply clear-coated. Either way, the beauty that emerges from the woodgrain, or in the veins of the stone, make it an indoor or exterior design that your guests will surely notice. Fred can also use smalting to accent your piece.

Sandblasting uses fine grains of sand to “blast,” or etch, your design into a variety of surfaces. The result is a more consistent, “frosty” effect than what is seen with glue chipping.

Glue chipping is a process that occurs after the glue is carefully applied and, while drying, “chips” out the glass, resulting in a more textured appearance.

Each process produces a gorgeous look to any door, window, tabletop or other item made of glass, aluminum, wood or stone, captivating to any office or home with the help of Fred’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. Come in and see the difference in these techniques for yourself.