Signs are made from premium pieces of hardwood( oak, mahogany, yellowbox ect). No veneers, or laminate. Solid wood, through and through.
With no expense spared, I always finish/seal/coat the signs with MARINE grade lacquer. This offers the best protection in the harsh Australian environment. Handmade, premium quality, no compromise!.
How I make pieces by hand.
I start with a rough piece of hardwood timber.
This can be anything from pieces cut by a chainsaw, from a clients property, to vaguely square pieces from a lumber supplier.
The first step is to inspect the piece for rot, severe dents, splits, and bows/cups/twists.
I will remove any rot and fill dents where appropriate. In some cases, a wood hardener will be applied before any work can proceed.