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Forum topic by nate22 posted 07-23-2014 10:23 AM 924 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nate22

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07-23-2014 10:23 AM

For making signs what would be the best kind of wood to use for outdoor signs? I was thinking of using pine for indoor signs but I’m not sure for outdoor. Any information is helpful.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.


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#1 posted 07-23-2014 10:58 AM

Cedar, redwood? Are the signs carved, routed, painted? Sign foam, while not wood, is a material designed for outdoor signage.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 07-23-2014 11:29 AM

Cedar, treated pine, redwood , mahogany.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-23-2014 12:35 PM

I’d add white oak to the above comments.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 03:27 PM

I use to make some sandblasted signs out of cedar and yellow pine.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 07-23-2014 04:16 PM

Medium Density Overlay (MDO) is what the state DOT’s use.

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 12:45 AM



Medium Density Overlay (MDO) is what the state DOT s use.

- MrRon

+1

-- Art

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#7 posted 08-03-2014 12:25 PM

The signs I’m going to be making will be routed.

-- Gracie's wooden signs. Middlebury, In.

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