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Gallery 30 - Federal Government Carved 2.5-D and 3-D Wood, HDU & Metal Wall Plaques

Great seals, crests, logos, emblems, flags, badges, personalized recognition awards), for all branches (including Congress and the Courts), departments, agencies, administrations & bureaus

Welcome to our photo Gallery 30 of our custom, personalized and standard US Federal Government wall plaques. We have made thousands of beautiful and authentic carved natural wood, painted High-Density-Urethane wood composite, and bronze and brass wall plaques for over 200 civilian Federal Government branches, departments, agencies, services, commissions, embassies and courts, in addition to the military. .

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please start with our Home page (dark gray tab upper left header). Other photo Galleries can be visited by clicking on numbered light gray boxes in the lower left margin. These include military plaques and signs (Gallery 31), State government & agency plaques (Gallery 32), and local Government (county, city & village) plaques and signs (Gallery 33). Police, sheriff and fire department wall plaques (including badge and shoulder patch plaques)  are shown in Gallery 33, page 2 .

US great seal round wall plaque

Examples of Carved 3-D Wall Plaques for Federal Government Departments, Agencies and Courts, made of High-Density Urethane (HDU), Painted or Metal-Coated, and Various Wood Types

Our custom wood, metal and HDU (high density urethane) carved dimensional plaques have 3-D or 2.5-D art and text. We can make these in several different surface finishes, including full-color painting, stained or naturally finished wood, bronze-, brass-, or copper-metal coatings, or 24K gold and silver leaf gilding, as shown above. Since these are custom, we can make them in any size from 16 inches to 60 inches in diameter, for both indoor and outdoor uses, and put any text on them..

Wall Plaques, Federal seals, Display wall, State Seals, Military Seals

Display Wall of Carved Plaques for Federal, State and City Government Agencies

We designed, manufactured and shipped these 27 different plaques in just 3 weeks. These 16 inch diameter plaques were carved from 20 lb/ft3 High Density Urethane and hand-painted. Close-ups of these plaques are shown in Galleries 30, 31, 32 and 33. We make wall plaques from 10 inches to 60 inches in diameter.

Wood Plaques for Federal Government Awards and Recognition

Six Designs for Plaques that Allow Personalization (Text, Photos) for Individuals or Organizations

This above picture shows six different designs of plaques to enable text to be added for personalization (either for an organization, a unit, an individual, or a team of individuals). Any seal, logo, emblem, ,insignia etc can be carved and put on a wood plaque as an applique. Photos can also be added onto the plaques. The plaques themselves can be made of a variety of natural or stained woods (cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, walnut, cherry) or painted HDU.

In this photo Gallery 30, we show over 200 photos of carved dimensional wall plaques for various organizations of the US Federal Government. These wall or podium plaques are used for organizational identity, commemorative events, employee or organization recognition, graduations, memorials, or awards for civilian US Federal Government organizations and employees. Shown are several versions of wall plaques with the US Great Seal (Great Seal of America), and also emblems, seals, crests, insignia and logos for executive, legislative, judicial branches, cabinet departments and civilian agencies and bureaus.

We offer custom carved 2.5-D, 3-D and engraved dimensional wall plaques made from High-Density-Urethane (HDU), wood (cedar, redwood, mahogany, oak, maple, cherry), and metal-coated HDU (brass, bronze, copper, silver-nickel stainless steel, and aluminum). If you can't find a design you like in this Gallery, we will design you a custom sign for free. We will work with you to design and build the exact wall plaque you want!

CONTENTS OF GALLERY 30

This Gallery 30 contains photos and designs of wall plaques of the civilian branches, departments, agencies, commissions, courts, etc. of the Federal government. We make wall plaques and signs for the executive branch  (white house and departments), Congress, and Federal courts. Military plaques are in Gallery 31, State plaques in Gallery 32, and County and City plaques in Gallery 33.

This Gallery is organized in the following sections, top to bottom on this page:

  1. Styles and Color Selection for Wall Plaques (top of page, beginning with Fig. U30001)
  2. US Great Seal and Flag ( near top of page, beginning with  U30009)
  3. Great Seals of Other Countries, Great Britain, Nigeria, Sierra Leone (near yop of page, beginning with U30070)
  4. Executive Branch Seal Plaques, President, VP, Executive Office, White House (middle of page, beginning with U30090)
  5. Senate and House of Representatives Plaques, Senate, House, Committees (middle of page, beginning with  U30100)
  6. Federal Court Seal Plaques, Supreme, Appeals, District, Bankruptcy, Probation (middle of page, beginning with U30120)
  7. Cabinet Department Seal Plaques- Homeland Security, State, Defense, Treasury, Interior, Justice, Commerce, Agriculture, Education, HHS, Labor, EPA, HUD, DOE, DOT, Veterans) (middle of page,beginning with U30170) 
  8. Executive Branch Agency Seal Plaques - Embassies, Customs, FBI, Intelligence Agencies, NPS, FAA, NASA, FTC, USGS,  etc (middle of page,  beginning with U30302)

We make carved 3-D bronze, brass ,silver, and full color hand-painted wall plaques for the US Senate and House of Representatives.

PRICES. Our custom designed smaller wood and HDU wall plaques, 12 inches to 18 inches in diameter, have retail prices that range from $100 to $250+. Larger wood and HDU plaques, 24 inches to 36 inches in diameter, have prices that range from $350 to $800+. Metal-coated and gold-leaf gilded plaques cost more. Our sign prices depend primarily on plaque area but also on sign material (e.g., HDU, Cedar, Redwood, Mahogany, metal-coated), design detail and complexity (e.g., 3-D vs 2.5-D), and any special features (e.g. intricate artwork, gold or silver-leaf, 3-D appliques, etc.). More detailed information on plaque retail prices, along with their design features, are described on the Price, Size, and Design Features page. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We accept Government POs and are listed on SAM. We can also place an order through the GSA schedule.

PLEASE CONTACT US. Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific sign or wall plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact one you want. Our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie and Regina, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at info@artsignworks.com, or you can fill out and submit our on-line Request an Estimate Form. We would like very much to make your custom sign or 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 in any climate. Please contact us today so we can get your sign or plaque design initiated.

HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE. You can scroll down this page to see more sign designs by using the slider on the scroll bar at right edge of this page. You can enlarge a photo and get information on the sign by clicking on the photo. After you enlarge a photo, to return to this Gallery page, click on  "Return to List" at the bottom right of the photo or text. Other photo Galleries can be viewed by clicking on a numbered gray box in the lower left margin. Business web pages (e,g, prices & design optionsrequest a quote, place an orde) can be viewed by clicking on a gray box in the upper left margin. Other informational web pages, including our Home Page can be visited by clicking on dark gray tabs at the top of the page in the header.

The photos above on this page show many examples of organizational identity, commemorative, recognition, memorial,graduation and award wall plaques and seals for both organizations and individuals.Are you searching for (A) a custom carved wood sign or plaque that is suitable for an organizational seal, insignia or logo (e.g., a sign in the front of a base entrance or building, on the wall of a lobby, a hallway, a conference room, auditorium, office, or on the front of a podium), which are represented by most of the photos in the Gallery below, or (B) an award, a gift or present to be given at a special event such as a special assignment or organization accomplishment/citation, a promotion, retirement party, memorial, graduation, honors or recognition meeting, or other special occasion?

Traditionally, for (B), these accomplishments have been recognized with a small trophy or an engraved brass plate on a wood plaque, or a paper certificate, but these are small and hard to read,and they all look the same. We offer a better solution, which often costs less than a "cookie-cutter" brass plaque. Every one of our carved wood (mahogany, cherry, maple or oak) or HDU signs and plaques is custom designed and can be personalized, and we will work with you to modify an existing design or create a new design for you.Six of our popular designs are shown in the figure at the top of the page, and there are several other examples of personalized plaques distributed in the gallery photos above. We specialize on in making Government and Military Seal or Logo Wall Plaques carved in wood or HDU. These can be customized and personalized by adding names, citations, dates, and photos, etc as desired.

We will design you a custom and personalized sign or plaque for free if you purchase the sign or plaque, except for complex 3-D art which we do not have in stock. Refer to ID numbers (e.g. U30147) if you want your sign to be similar to one or more signs shown in the galleries. A variety of existing 3-D carved artwork is shown above; of course, we will design and make any custom or personalized (e.g., name, rank, dates, citation) design in addition to these. For carved seals or emblems, our custom 2.5-D  designs generally have multiple layers , each of which has a flat top surface but are elevated at different levels (often referred to as flat relief). These are are 10-30% less expensive that true 3-D custom designs, which have rounded bas-relief front surfaces (continuous curvature "off-the-shelf" existing  designs and are not considered custom; any of these plus many others can be added onto a sign or plaque, any size, for $50 to $100, depending on size. We also make engraved plaques, where we carve letters and art into a wood or HDU substrate with either a CNC router or a laser engraver (for small plaques).