Create a quarterboard on our Sign Designer!
Select a quarterboard shape and experiment with different sizes, colors, text and images before you purchase. Once you have the right design, place your order and Danthonia’s team of award winning artists and artisans will do the rest. If your design needs a little help - we can tidy it up for you. We will take your concept, create a refined version on Adobe Illustrator and send a final proof for your approval prior to production. Danthonia creates all quarterboards by hand; carving and painting each one individually. We do not mass-produce with CNC machinery, so each sign is customised to your tastes and produced with unsurpassed attention to detail.
Quarterboards add a touch of charm your home, beach house or boat
Quarterboard signs are often used to display the names of families and houses. Give your cottage a unique personality with a hand-crafted quarterboard. Get one for your yacht to give your boat that classic 'olde time' seafaring look.
Brief history of quarterboard signs
Quarter boards originated in the eighteenth-century, when sailing ships would display their names on wooden signs. Maritime law required that these signs be carved - so if a ship wrecked it could be identified by the carved quarterboard when it was found. When a ship's captain retired he would obtain the quarter board of his boat as a token of his service and would hang it at his home for all to admire.
Eventually, quarterboards became a fashionable decoration for sea-side homes and taverns especially on Cape Cod. People now use quarterboards - all over the world - to name their homes, businesses, bars and boats.
We use the best materials available
Danthonia Designs use high-quality paints and materials to produce each quarter board. Made of High Density Urethane laminated to a firm PVC backing for added rigidity and superior hardware hold, Danthonia Signs are waterproof and insect-proof. Our Dulux Weathershield paints advertise a 15 year guarantee against cracking, blistering or peeling.
Create your custom quarterboard in three easy steps
- Find a nice quarterboard - use 'Select a Shape' feature below
- Customize your design - tweak text, colors and artwork
- Order it online - we handcraft your sign and deliver in 21 days