Young Nachelle with the plaque she made for her family of three.
Frog Legs now offers personalized plaques with the latitude and longitude (and elevation when possible) of,
* The exact plaque design and materials may vary slightly from one to another. At times we don't have spalted alder or maple. Regular alder or maple could be used - or another available wood.
** The above prices are for plaques described here, and can vary if your design is significantly different. Write or call for shipping rate.
~ For a shiny lacquered finish, add $20.
Most of our plaques are made of northwest cedar, but they have also been made with spalted maple or alder. Other woods or surfaces, when available, can be discussed.
What are spalted woods?
VINYL Your coordinates can be displayed by vinyl, or hand-painted characters. The vinyl lettering looks very nice and we usually recommend black for its contrast, but other colors can be used.
ROUTERED We now have a computerized router (cnc) for clean, uniform lettering, and for some carving work. Formerly, the routered signs were done by hand - a time-consuming process, and at time, very unforgiving.
Hardware: Currently the plaques do not come with hardware for hanging unless this is discussed at the time of the order. To hang the plaque shown at the very top of this page a length of wire was simply stapled to the back, then the plaque was hung on a single nail. Very simple and effective.
We are opened to discussing other materials and designs. We are always looking for new ways to present our plaques. Please feel free to ask for clarification on any of the above ideas.
As with our stilts, we are not a plaque "factory" stamping out zillions of perfectly milled plaque clones. In fact, our plaque work is custom, and all of it is done by hand.
We are taking orders now. When possible, we try to ship within two weeks from the order. Occasionally, we may need a little longer. UPS travel time to the east coast can be from 7 to 15 days. West coast UPS travel time may be from 4 to 8 days. For those who must have them sooner, UPS charges more for 3-Day service.
But call or email us first! Only then should you make payment by PayPal or by check. Plaque payment information Checks can be made out to Frog Legs. Send your check or money order to:
668-A State Route 506
Toledo, WA 98591
or call (360) 269-5155
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You may phone us, but it is best to e-mail.
We use pre-used cardboard to ship our plaques. This material is generally in good condition. This not only keeps our prices down but it reduces waste and pollution.
Other co-ordinate formats.
There are other ways to describe navigation co-ordinates besides latitude and longitude.
UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) UTM discussion.
MGRS (Military Grid Reference System)
are two popular forms. These co-ordinates can be used for your plaques instead of the traditional latitude and longitude.
For other sites dealing with lat and long, check out these links:
Global Positioning System - An Overview
Basic information about lat and long, and GPS...
Hammond Map Site
Basic information about latitude and longitude and maps in general
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