Making a road sign?


Half a yr later & our county STILL hasn't put up our road sign that was stolen- SOOO, I am going to make one. Any ideas? I was thinking of using a piece of cedar in the road sign shape and stenciling on "Ken Lane." I need it to last, so any thoughts on that?? thanks in advance!

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  • Nan W. Nan W. on May 19, 2020

    Kiply: maybe this will help

  • Kiply Prescott Clair Kiply Prescott Clair on May 19, 2020

    thanks - that was confusing, tho...

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 19, 2020

    Cedar is a good choice. Some big box hardware stores have inexpensive fencing slat pieces for $2-3 that are meant to be outdoors and weather well.

  • Cindy Cindy on May 19, 2020

    Hi Kiply. I love your idea of using cedar in the shape of a road sign. It should be high enough for all drivers to see. You may want to think of sinking a post in quickcrete to hang your sign on. Just be sure it's pointed in the right direction in the end. Good luck Kiply. Be well.

    • Kiply Prescott Clair Kiply Prescott Clair on May 20, 2020

      We are going to put it where the old one was = on top of the Stop sign. Someone stole our neighbor's street sign, as well, and they've had a homemade one (VERY homemade) on their Stop sign, too.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 19, 2020

    If you are planning on putting it where the previous sign was, contact whoever maintains the road (state, county, town)_since road signs are their property and they could legally remove your hard work after you put it up. Good luck and stay well!

    • Kiply Prescott Clair Kiply Prescott Clair on May 20, 2020

      See above comment...

      I already talked to the "powers that be", and he basically told me they were tired of replacing those signs because of the theft (I think it could be kids - who hopefully have grown up and left). SO, yah. We're out in the country and no ones cares.

  • William William on May 20, 2020

    Cedar is a good choice. You can seal it with Helmsman Spar Urethane. Used to seal wood on boats

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 20, 2020


    Cedar is good. Why not carve out the name or apply the name, Would last longer. Best wishes.

  • William William on May 20, 2020

    Yes it will seal the words

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 20, 2020

    That sounds great. You can use Marine varnish to finish. However, with a name like that I wouldn't count on it staying. Around here, the ones with a person's name seem to disappear regularly.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on May 22, 2020

    I would just be sure to seal it with an outdoor poly.

  • Kiply Prescott Clair Kiply Prescott Clair on May 24, 2020

    Thank you, everyone... if/when I get it made and up, I'll post. :)

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