Putting wood to work
Real wood adds real beauty to custom signage
By Rob Cooper
Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017
In today’s high-tech, synthetic world, it’s easy for signs to start looking all the same. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, rectangular white printed signs make up the vast majority of what you see. Even here in Thailand.
I like to use wood to help make a sign unique. A wood slab can make a remarkable substrate for a sign. But even just adding a wooden frame or legs can make it stand out from the crowd. The beauty of wood can add a lot to a sign.
Thailand has a long history of using tropical hardwoods for many different purposes, from high-end resorts to whole villages in the north that are dedicated to carving amazing works of art. People here still appreciate a piece of wood with a beautiful grain finished with a natural clear finish that gives it a softness, yet a strong look.