Torched signs are burned and left raw, with a lightly textured feeling and will change with time if left outdoors or in direct sunlight. They're a great option for a more rustic or natural wood look. Examples »
Chestnut signs are sanded, stained, and clear coated for protection. The color is often a little warmer than torched signs, and should resist color change over time. The finish is smooth and lightly glossy. Examples »
Note: Any wood left in direct sunlight is susceptible to fading, regardless of finish.