House Signs made using Opepe Wood

opepe tree

Opepe house signs have grown in popularity over the past few years, and many customers say because of its beautiful copper tones within its colouring of the wood.

Opepe tends to be orange to brown with added tones of a copper-coloured lustre. This type of wood is full of natural oil with large pores leaving it having a coarse texture and irregular grain. One disadvantage of using Opepe is that it needs to be dried exceptionally carefully when it gets wet.

Depending on the size of the sign depends on the time it dries out. More significant signs will dry very slowly and commonly develops cracks and splits during the drying process. Opepe wood is substantial and relates to the English oak within its strength but is more vulnerable to shocks and splitting.

If you’re looking for a house sign that is immune or less likely to be damaged by weathering, then we recommend you take a look at other materials because house signs made from stone are going need to a lot less maintenance than wood and will last much longer.

If you are currently in the process of attempting to find a good house sign company then we recommend you check out our guide on how to find a reputable house sign company?.

The Pros & Cons of a House Sign made from Opepe

The Pros
  • Generally Strong
  • Durable
  • Hard-wearing
  • Great polished look
  • Professional look
The Cons
  • Can split due cold to hot weather
  • Struggles to dry

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