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Plaques for Families & Homes

Fig. 1 -This picture shows some of the different styles of some of our dimensional wall plaques for families and homes. Most are carved in 2.5-D flat relief or engraved, but a few are carved in 3-D bas-relief. Shown above are multi-color painted plaques; redwood, cedar and mahogany plaques; and 24K gold-leafed gilded plaques, multi-color and metallic gold painted plaques; stained Mahogany and Redwood plaques; and plaques with giclee photographs printed digitally on long-lasting vinyl.



Welcome to the family and home plaque page of the website of The Wood & Metal Plaque Company, a division of Art Sign Works, Inc. that specializes in designing and manufacturing custom plaques.  This page provides a description and photo Gallery of our custom and personalized  wall and podium plaques for the family and the home. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship, great customer service, short turnaround times (typically 30 days from order to shipment), and factory-direct affordable prices. We also offer wholesale prices to retailers and re-sellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA.

On this page we show a photo Gallery and descriptions of our standard, custom, and personalized  carved dimensional wood and High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall plaques.  We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 36 inches in diameter. We have made custom plaques  for over a thousand families and homes across the USA, some of which are shown on this page.

This page has  photo Gallery and descriptions of our custom, personalized and standard carved dimensional wood and High-Density-Urethane (HDU) indoor wall plaques for families and their homes. We have made many 3-D , 2.5-D and engraved plaques celebrating marriage, children, relatives, departed loved ones, and religions. We make tasteful and dignified memorial plaques. We also design and fabricate  plaques for home  bars and wine cellars, TV  rooms, man caves, and workshops. We make decorative plaques featuring sculptured artwork and/or famous quotes. 

If you have questions on a specific type of plaque you are interested in, or you want information on our plaques or prices, you are always welcome to call Christie or Regina at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at and we will respond quickly.

Fig. 2 -The custom plaques on this page celebrate the family and the home. Plaques that tell a story of your marriages, children, parents, and memorials can signify important people and events in your life.


In this photo gallery we display indoor wall plaques for the home and for families.  These plaques can be ordered in any size from 12  inches in diameter to 4  feet in diameter, depending on complexity. 

We make wood (Mahogany, Cedar, Walnut, Maple, Oak), artist-painted  High-Density-Urethane (HDU), and metal-plated (bronze,brass, copper, German silver, aluminum)  wall plaques as shown throughout this and other photo galleries on this website. We can customize the size, shape, carving relief, text, materials, and color scheme of any plaque shown on this page, and we can make a custom plaque for ANY artwork  you may have. Send us a drawing, a photo, or a rough sketch, and we will design and make a carved dimensional  plaque to your specifications. We can make plaques that are engraved (V-carved or flat bottom) , 2.5-D (flat relief or outline), or 3-D (sculptured bas-relief). We  have a large library of existing 3-D and 2.5-D computer geometric models that we use to carve these plaques, which greatly reduces graphic artist labor costs. Visit the  Plaque Styles section to view more detailed descriptions and many examples of painted HDU, metal-plated, and wood plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen.

We can also combine materials on a plaque. We often use Mahogany plaque boards and carve 3-D HDU appliques which are either multi-color painted or metal-plated, to mount on the Mahogany. We often gild  V-carved text of Mahogany plaques with 24K gold or silver leaf. We can also gild areas of painted HDU plaques, usually raised text and art. We can provide a 3-D bas-relief cast bronze and aluminum memorial or living person plaque featuring the face or figure of a loved one, etc. if we are provided a good photograph.   We can also put digitally printed long-lasting full color vinyl (photos of family members or deceased, or very elaborate painted or digital art) as an applique on any HDU or wood plaque. 

Fig. 3 - Custom wooden plaques can be made for children's rooms. These can include the child's name, a photo , or a citation of an accomplishment of the child.


Our  plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style. Fig. 4 below shows our three basic relief styles, 2-D flat relief , 2.5-D multi-level relief, and 3-D bas-relief.  These can be made of different materials, including natural wood, artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , metal-coated HDU, and acrylic. We also offer cast bronze and cast aluminum 3-D plaques, which are our most expensive plaques, usually with prices over $1000.  Our STYLE page describes these diffrent design options  in detail.  All 2000 photos of plaques on this website have a Style Category and a Price Code listed in the second or third paragraph in the text description under the photo (click on the photo or title to expand the photo and read the text to get the price code of that plaque, then look up the price for different size plaques with that style on the Price List at the bottom of the PRICE page). 

Our lowest price economy 2-D  plaques feature digitally-printed full-color giclee vinyl appliques mounted on a  round  or rectangular a solid wood or acrylic base. The retail prices for this type of two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque are as low as $80 (acrylic base) to $120 (Mahogany solid wood base) for 10 inch diameter plaques. The same style plaques in a 18 diameter size have prices of  $120 (acrylic) and $220 (Mahogany).    These low prices  assume we have made a previous plaque of the same artwork design  (featured in one of our Galleries of over 2000 photos, including photos of 3-D plaques such as shown below), or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG digital photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque (this can be a good high-resolution photo of an existing seal). These are  styles 1.4.1 (Price Code EA, wood base) and 1.4.3 (Price Code EB, acrylic base)  on our PRICE  page, with  examples shown on our 2-D Giclee Plaque web page.

Our  carved 2.5-D multi-level or engraved  hand-crafted and artist-painted plaques have prices about twice that of the 2-D flat plaques with giclee printed art. These prices  depend on the size, material, carving complexity, and number of colors. Prices for  custom carved  18  inch diameter 2.5-D artist-painted HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $240 to $370. Prices increase with size.  The PRICE page gives prices for carved 2.5-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors. About 90% of our home and family plaques are carved in 2.5-D multi-level flat or engraved relief,  using  High-Density-Urethane (HDU) or wood as the substrate. These are very popular and look great. These are located in kitchens, family rooms, children's bedrooms, dens, home bars and wine cellars, and man caves. Many times the artwork provided to us for custom seals does not benefit from 3-D rendering, and we recommend a 2.5-D or engraved  relief carving which looks nearly as good and is about 2/3 the price. Our 2.5-D and engraved relief plaques carve faster and are much faster to paint than 3-D bas-relief plaques, so they have lower prices. Most of our military and many of our government  and corporate plaques are also carved in 2.5-D relief. 

Our premium  plaques are carved in 3-D bas-relief,  using  wood (usually Mahogany, Cedar, or Redwood), or High-Density-Urethane (HDU) as the substrate. These are higher- priced carved 3-D bas-relief artist-painted plaques, and have fabrication prices  3  times that of the 2-D plaques. Solid cast bronze or aluminum 3-D plaques may cost more than 10 times that of 2-D plaques. These are  very high quality plaques, which usually feature complex artwork and are often displayed on the outside entrance to a home, in an entrance way, in a living or family room  Fabrication prices for 18  inch diameter 3-D artist-painted or bronze, brass or silver-plated  HDU or stained wood custom plaques vary from $380 to $560. Prices increase with plaque size and intricacy of carving, painting, and the amount of gold and silver leaf gilding, if any.   In addition, for unique new designs that we have never made before, there may be a one-time 3-D geometric modeling fee of $300 to $600. The PRICE list gives prices for carved 3-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors.  These high-quality 3-D plaques may require  from 5 to 10 hours of 3-D design labor by a graphic artist, 8  to  24  hours of machine carving time,  and then 6 to 8 hours of artisan work  to hand-sand and artist-brush paint or metal polish them. They are unique works-of-art for our most discriminating customers.

Fig 4 - We make plaques in three different levels of relief, as shown above. Engraved plaques are in the same price category as 2.5-D relief plaques. Prices increase from left to right.


Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. One of our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie, Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a Quote  form. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products, and our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation.


You can view the bottom of the page using the slider on the scroll bar in the right margin. You can click on a photo or a title of a photo below to see an expanded view and a description of that plaque. You can return to this page by clicking on Return to List on the bottom left of each plaque title or description, or by using your back browser button. You can go to another Section or Gallery page by clicking on an item in the pull-down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. 

You  can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24 Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the Home  page. You can view a description of different plaque styles by going to the Plaque Styles section.  To request information, a design, a quote, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact us", "get a quote", "send a file" or "place an order")  in the upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the "Prices" page in the gold masthead. 

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 951-698- 8484 or email us at, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie and Regina will be pleased to help you.