Literally — this is an example of a swinging sign. A swinging (or flag mount) sign hangs from a post, which can be as simple as a 6′ x 6′ cedar beam with a decorative finial or custom blacksmithed wrought iron brackets.

Historically, swinging signs were hand-carved wooden signs, but modern swinging signs use materials such as thick PVC, HDU (high-density urethane), or aluminum. It’s important to use heavier materials to reduce the movement of the sign. To create stability, the sign should be attached by links or links with rods, not by chain. Chain allows too much leeway and may cause the sign to swing in multiple directions during heavier winds. Swinging signs have many applications. They can be used indoors or outdoors, attached to a building or a post, as wayfinders, retail, or office signs.

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