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David Warkentin
01-30-2013, 8:01 PM
Is WRC a poor choice for an exterior sign? It will be small and have some 2.5d stuff carved on it along with some pocketed letters. I will finish with polyurethane. Will it work in Florida?

Darren Ehrlich
01-30-2013, 11:17 PM
Actually the cedar would be a good choice for outdoors. I don't get much of it around here (Kansas) so I generally use White Oak for outside signs.

Joe Pelonio
01-31-2013, 7:40 AM
We use it for almost all wood exterior signs here, as it's plentiful locally. Try to use heartwood, and make sure it's good and dry and primed if painted, or it can bleed through the paint. I have many good sized sandblasted cedar signs that have been up 15 years. One of the first that I did in 1995 just came down a few months ago when a
building was demolished for a new development, and looked fine. We don't have Florida sun but the worst enemy,
40+ inches of rain.

David Warkentin
01-31-2013, 6:37 PM
Thanks for the help.