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Treated Lumber VS. Vinyl

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Rickey J, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Rickey J

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    I have a customer who is needing a sign and frame. I am on the fence on how I should do it because of the panels need and the size. I am not sure if I should just order a custom vinyl sign frame or make one out of treated 4x4 post and paint it. What are your thoughts and what are the pros and cons of either. I have done the vinyl before but never made or painted a wooden sign frame. I have seen a few photos of the wood sign frames some of you have done on here and they are awesome!
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Sorry Rickey, but your question is way too vague to give you any help, but I do like chocolate cake.
     
  3. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    "I have done the vinyl before but never made or painted a wooden sign frame."

    Go with the kit. Learn woodworking skills on your own projects, not your customers.
     
  4. Rickey J

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    Suggestions on where to get a custom sign kit?
     
  5. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    "I have done the vinyl before"

    Who'd you use last time? I went to merchant list and third one down, AUE signframes seems to offer what you are looking for.
     
  6. Rickey J

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    I went though a local supplier but they do not offer a custom frame kit.
     
  7. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I'd choose cedar over treated any day. Treated doesn't hold paint, and has a way of moving...terribly.



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  8. gnemmas

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    White PVC post cover over 4x4 from the large home improvement stores.
     

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