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Wood Species for Outdoor Sign

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I am not a professional, but have made a few outdoor signs with routed lettering and images. I have always used cedar, but the cost of western red cedar continues to go up. I am planning a subdivision sign that will require about 15 sq. ft. of 2" thick material. The sign will be painted on all sides.

Any recommendations on alternative materials to western red cedar?

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There is a high density polyurethane foam that will last indefinitely that the CNC signmakers use - paints and gilds too. No wood grain issues, etc.
Here's some information on outdoor woods that may answer your question....


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