This DIY Reversible Porch Sign is easy to make and a great way to change up your porch decor as the seasons (or your mood!) change. By placing different text on each side, it’s as easy as flipping it around to give your porch a whole new look.
What type of wood should I use for a porch sign?
Any kind of wood works. For my Fall Front Porch Sign, I used a scrap piece of cedar left over from our deck. It has a more rustic texture and appearance.
For this sign, I had a nice piece of solid oak that I rescued from my dad’s garage. It’s a remnant from a kitchen remodel he did on my childhood home years and years ago. Because it’s a better quality piece of wood, it gives this sign a more polished look.
But really, you can use whatever pieces of scrap wood you can rustle up. And if you have to buy wood for your sign, begin by looking in the miscut or bargain bins at your local lumberyard or big box store.
Do I need to paint or stain my porch sign?
Paint, stain or natural wood as your base color is completely up to you. I painted my Fall Porch Sign a chippy white with black lettering. For this sign, I went with a rich dark stain, to bring out the beautiful wood grain on this solid oak. Then I used contrasting white lettering. This is the great thing about making your own DIY Reversible Porch Sign! You can customize to your own style!