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Gallery 32 - Custom State Government Wood, HDU, and Metal-coated Wall Plaques and Seals

State Great Seal, Governors office, agencies, legislatures, courts) Carved Wooden Wall Plaques, including round seals, emblems, logos, insignia, badges, shoulder patches, and flags

Great Seal Wall Plaque for States

Examples of Carved Wood & HDU Wall Plaques for Great Seals of US States

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 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..

Welcome to our photo Gallery 32 which shows hundreds of our custom, personalized and standard carved dimensional wood, High-Density-Urethane (HDU) composite wood, and bronze and brass US State wall plaques.

We also  have another major website featuring our State seal wall & podium plaques , for the Wood & Metal Plaque Company (click to visit).  That website has many  more plaques displayed than this website does, and is more easily navigated and user friendly. If you are looking specifically for a State seal (click to visit) wall or podium plaque, we recommend you go that website instead of this one.  On that extensive and well-organized website, you will find a very broad selection of designs, a thorough description of various styles,  and a specific price list that enables price comparison between various styles of plaques. That website has no signs, just plaques.We highly recommend you visit the  Wood & Metal Plaque Company website if you are interested in a custom wall or podium plaque of a state, county, city, or federal government, military,  police/fire, or court  seal, badge, logo or emblem.

If you have just entered our website and you want an overview of our company and all our products, please visit our Home page (dark gray tab upper left). Other pages, including other Galleries, can be visited by clicking on numbered light gray boxes in the lower left margin. These include federal government plaques in Gallery 30, military plaques and signs in Gallery 31, and County, City and Village plaques and signs in Gallery 33.  Police, sheriff and fire department wall plaques (including badge and shoulder patch plaques)  are shown in Gallery 33, page 2 .

Personalized State Wood Wall Plaques

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

This figure 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 of HDU, if painted.

In this photo Gallery 32, we show over 150 photos of carved dimensional wall plaques for US State governments and their branches, agencies and courts. We make custom carved plaques of great seals, crests, insignias, logos, badges, shoulder patches, coats-of-arms, flags, etc for every US state. We can make am engraved,  2.5-D or 3-D wall plaque if we are provided a picture or photo of it; if you do not see what you want here and have a photo or drawing of it, we will design and make it for you. We can take a photo, drawing or sketch and make it into a custom carved wooden, High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , or metal-coated plaque, and optionally add on an organization's or individual recipient's name, date and citation. We make wall plaques from 10 inches wide to 10 feet wide (for outside building walls). These do not have to be round plaques; we can make any shape plaque, or mount a round seal on a mahogany or Cedar wood backboard that in the shape of a shield, a rectangle, or arbitrary shape, etc. We can customize and personalize with text, materials, and color any plaque shown on this page, and make a custom plaque for ANY other seal, insignia or logo you may have. We have a much more extensive photo gallery of our state seal plaques on our Wood & Metal Plaques website; click on State Seal Gallery to see dozens more seals of other states and plaque styles and their prices on our Wood & Metal Plaques website.

The top row of pictures (W32002 ,W32003, W32004 and W3005) shown below illustrate the many style and material variations (full-color paints, wood stain, bronze-, brass- and copper-coatings, gold-and silver-leaf) we can use to make any plaque. Although we show painted HDU in full color for most plaques on this page, we can make them out of natural wood (Some areas stained for contrast) or put any of several types of metallic coatings/color schemes on them, similar to the W3005. Six of our popular personalized plaque designs, most of which use a wood substrate, are shown in the figure to the right, and there are several other examples of personalized plaques distributed in the gallery photos below. 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(s) you want.


Most of the photos in this Gallery feature the Great Seals of States of the USA. The plaques below are listed by the name of the State in alphabetical order beginning with "A" (Alabama).

To view plaques and signs for state local governments, e.g., Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and their government entities, including Police, Sheriff's offices, and Fire Departments, please click on Gallery 33. To see other Photo Gallery application pages, including wall plaques for the US Federal Government (Gallery 30), the US Military (Gallery 31), Counties and Cities (Gallery 33), Universities, Colleges, Schools, Fraternities & Sororities  (Gallery 34), and companies, clubs and sport teams (Gallery 35), please click on one of the numbered gray boxes on the lower left margin. Our other website, Wood &  Metal Plaques,  has more extensive photo galleries and their prices on all these types of plaques.


Full-color Painted 3-D Bas-Relief Carved Wall Plaque of the Great Seal of California

Full-color Painted 3-D Bas-Relief Carved Wall Plaque of the Great Seal of California

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 retail 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 vs engraved), 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.

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, 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 shown above on this page show many examples of organizational identity, commemorative, recognition, memorial,and award wall plaques based on US State seals or logos. These are suitable for 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,or a plaque on the wall of a lobby, a hallway, a courtroom, a conference room, auditorium, office, or on the front of a podium), 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 full color or metal-coated 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. We will design you a custom sign or plaque to your specifications. Refer to ID numbers (e.g. W32110) if you want your sign to be similar to one or more signs shown in the galleries.

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 " (flat relief) designs generally have multiple layers , each of which has a flat top surface but are elevated at different levels. These are about 10-30% less expensive that true 3-D(bas-relief) custom designs, which have rounded front surfaces (continuous curvature like a sculpture) . 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).

We also have wall plaques for the Federal government in Gallery 30; the military/armed forces in Gallery 31; city/local government (including police, sheriff, fire department, and other law enforcement) seals, badges, crests and logos in Gallery 33; universities, colleges, fraternities, sororities, & high schools/prep schools (Gallery 34) ; and companies, civic & social clubs & sports (Gallery 35).These Galleries can be viewed by clicking on the numbered light gray boxes in the bottom left margin.

To return to the page you were on, click on your back browser button. To go to a different page in the Galleries, click on a numbered text in the light gray box in the left margin. Other web pages can be visited by clicking on dark gray tabs at the top of this page or the light gray boxes in the upper left margin.