House Signs Made using Sapele Wood

sapele tree

Sapele (pronounced as Sa-peel-e) is a hardwood which makes it an excellent material for a sign as it is robust and hard. This hardwood resembles mahogany as it is reddish – brown that grows darker with age, which makes it perfect for attaching a metal plaque on top of the sapele wood to lift the sign entirely.

Sapele signs should always be maintained to a high standard to ensure the sign looks its best, and this can be done by rubbing oil or varnish into the wood regularly. Customers should seek out an experienced wood sign maker to create a sign from Sapele as it can be hard to engrave due to its interlocking natural grain, which can split when engraved into the wood.

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.

The Pros & Cons of Sapele House Signs

The Pros

  • Elegant look
  • Works well with metal plaques
  • Robust

The Cons

  • Moderate durability
  • Interlocking grain
  • Cutting trees down unnecessarily results in loss of habitat for animal species and may increase the likelihood of flooding in local areas.

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