I would make them out of HDU, more expensive but holds up to the weather much better. Your over 4 hours from me, so I'd have to ship anything made down to you.I live in aiken,sc 29801. need 10 in. wood letters. I need them on the outside of my shop. 3\4 in. thick
HDU is designed for long lasting, lower maintenance. Wood signs can often need repainting every year or so to prevent water getting to the wood and causing rot or other damage. HDU signs don't rot. I've got a neighborhood sign I did in HDU about 4 or 5 years ago that looks like the day it was made, and no maintenance has been done to it at all during that time.not familiar with HDU? I was thinking pine or cedar??? What do you think?