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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-2020, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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Here's some information on outdoor woods that may answer your question....
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File Type: pdf woods suitable for outdoor projects chart.pdf (2.44 MB, 32 views)
File Type: pdf Woods for outdoor projects.pdf (106.7 KB, 25 views)
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Drake - what part of the world do you live in ?


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