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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