I am in the process of putting my ideas from paper to wood to create a hand carved sign for outdoors.
My concerns… the person that I am making the sign for will probably love it, but won’t provide any upkeep for the sign.
I am trying to come up with:
1. Types of wood that will stand the test of time and survive the outdoors (living in the country surrounding Ottawa, Ontario)
2. Suggestions of woods that will be a beauty to carve (aka…not Oak…not a fan of carving Oak).
3. What type of finish to drench the wood in so that it will stay protected for a longer time (not interested in painting the wood…what a sin!)
Preferably looking for tips from those with first hand experience:) I’ve found a lot of conflicting information researching on the internet.