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Which timber should I choose for my sign.

We are often asked which is the best wood for a sign. Difficult question – a lot is down to personal choice. Oak to my mind is the most beautiful of all timbers and it is exceptionally durable. However it does need maintaining to prevent it going black.  Timbers full of oil and therefore needing less maintenance are red cedar, opepe and iroko.  If you prefer a redder wood sapele might suit you – it is similar to mahogany but comes from sustainable sources. For more information visit our main website – www.sign-maker.net/wooden/wooden-signs.html

Here are a few images in the various timbers to help you choose:-

A rich red timber similar to mahogany

Sapele – A rich red timber similar to mahogany

Cherry Wood House Sign

Cherry Wood House Sign

Oak Sign with Rounded Corners

Oak Sign with Rounded Corners

Driftwood Style Iroko Sign

Driftwood Style Iroko Sign

Opepe Wood Sign

Opepe Wood Sign

Red Cedar Sign

Red Cedar Sign

Sapele sign

Sapele sign

Iroko oval sign

Iroko oval sign

Oval Oak Memorial Plaque

Oval Oak Memorial Plaque

Beautiful Oak Memorial Plaques

This is a particularly lovely oval oak plaque we have just made and sent to the Outer Hebrides. Our carpenters can make the to any size and in different timbers. Oak is the most beautiful bit iroko is full of its own oil and needs less maintenance. The lettering is then laser engraved onto the plaque. These can be sold to other sign makers with or without wording. For more information – http://www.sign-maker.net/engraved/engraved-wooden-oval-plaques.html

Oval Oak Memorial Plaque

Oval Oak Memorial Plaque

Oak Frames

Our carpenters make beautiful oak frames which can be laser engraved with your words along with a huge choice of images. The font used was amaze and the decorative corners were 099.  The size on this frame was 10″ x 8″ . Ref 1308.SE.062.  Sorry Ian and Helen – I know this is not your photo but the frame looked sad without a photo in it! For more information – http://www.sign-maker.net/gifts/photo-frames.htm

Oak photo frame

Oak photo frame

Happy Customer!

Good morning to you all

Just want to say thank you for a superb sign the end user was thrilled with it
We will have no hesitation in using you again and will recommend whenever possible
The service we received was brilliant

Many thanks, sorry that I haven’t sent this before but I have been on holiday and just got back to day to the rave reviews which I felt should be passed to yourselves for a job well done

Kind regards
Lyn Franklin
Administrator for
Robert Rice Carpentry Contractors Ltd
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