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

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