FAQ - WOODPECKER SIGNS

All our signs are made using Macrocarpa Woodys favourite timber for the outdoors.
Yes of course you can and we recommend it. The files we like are a eps, ai, pdf or vector file. Or a high resolution jpeg may work.
Yes we have lots to choose from in our catalogue so contact us with the specific image type you are after and we can find you some options.
Yes we charge $30 per image on the smaller signs and $50 on the bigger signs.
Signs generally take 2-3 weeks but if you need it earlier please just let us know. We will email you when sign leaves my door to let you know it's on the way.
Though wood outdoors will weather over time, to help slow this weathering process down and keep your sign looking sharp, I recommend oiling once or twice a year. If you do nothing to your sign that is ok but it will silver off a lot faster. We send the name of our special oil to use with the sign.
No they don’t but we can provide Macrocarpa posts sanded and oiled to match sign for $70 per post.
Yes we do install locally so contact us for a free quote.
There are multiple ways to install but as a general rule the bigger slab signs go on posts and the smaller signs attach to a fence/gate or a house. We sell installation kits for the bigger signs which come with brackets, screws and attachments for $89. For smaller signs you can use screws, glue, eyes and hooks, chain or a bracket. We send all out signs blank so you can choose any mounting option you like. Tip: Remember to pre-drill a pilot hole to prevent chipping.
The smallest we do is 400mm x 150mm x 25mm (Garden signs/Door Names) and we can go as big as like!!! We did a 4.2m x 1m two years ago and a 2.4m x 1.2m for Mt Cook Station this year. We also can do most sizes in between also.
We have free freight NZ wide including rural delivery. For our big signs anything over 2m we send to the closest Main freight depot to you.
Research has shown Macrocarpa away from ground contact but fully exposed to the weather the average life of 50mm thick is 15-25 years. We have signs outdoors on-site which were made 8 years ago and still look great. I would expect it to last another 10 years, maybe longer! A local client from 10 years ago mentioned her sign is still growing strong! Macrocarpa has for many years been used for signs and furniture and proven to last outdoors.
Yes… it will fade to a silver/grey if left unstained or oiled. Many people love this natural weathered look!
All timber cracks and splits, this is normal and a natural part of timber weathering. As moisture is held and released, Macrocarpa can gain cracks. Houses made of timber crack and it has no impact on the structural strength of the timber.