This Twin Oaks Estates sign was cut from 3/16" plate. 4 small tabs were welded on the back side so that it can be bolted to some wooden uprights on the left and right side. It was finished off with a glossy green powder coat.
Torchcraft cuts most outdoor signs from 3/16-inch (7 gauge) new plate steel. Indoor signs may be cut from 1/8-inch steel. It's easy to see from the photo the difference in thickness of Torchcraft steel vs the "other guys". Most other artist cut from a flimsy 14 gauge steel such as the one pictured above that I picked up from a local art show. When you think about your metal sign, do you want one as thick as a paper clip or as thick as 4 dimes? Thats an 82% difference.