Cedar is a rather unexpensive, yet very durable wood species. Being a light, low-density wood, it might not have a great resistance to impact, but it is very durable when exposed to harsh weather conditions and it is very stable when exposed to wet environments.
Additionally, Cedar has a unique rustic look!
Mahogany is a very stable , moisture resistant wood species with great carvability. Its density is lower than white oak, but higher than cedar.
Being also naturally resistant to rot, Mahogany is a great choice for long term, outdoor exposure.
White Oak has a very distinctive, luxurious look.
It is one of the highest density wood species and it is extremely durable even when exposed to harsh weather conditions.
Just like Mahogany, White Oak is extremely stable and naturally rot and moisture-resistant.
Its light tan color allows for a beautiful contrast when engraved.