Wooden Sign

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Wooden Sign
Wooden Sign.png

A simple wooden sign for landmark navigation or relaying messages.

Decay time
Stack size
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 96 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Wooden/PrimalItemStructure_WoodSign.PrimalItemStructure_WoodSign'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
3 EP
Crafting XP
3.2 XP
Crafted in

The Wooden Sign lets players display a short message to other players. If more space for a message is needed, the Wooden Billboard can be used. Edit the text as many times as needed with the use key (E, Y, Triangle, X).


The Wooden Sign does not require a foundation for placement, and as such does not interfere with the spawning of natural resources. It does not snap to other structures.


  • Despite being a wooden object, the Wooden Sign takes damage as if it were thatch.
  • The Wooden Sign is treated as a thatch structure and can be damaged by anything except non-explosive ranged attacks.

Painting and Color Regions

In addition to its preset paint regions, you can doodle on the Wooden Sign by "attacking" it with a  Paintbrush, which will open the "Apply Paint" Menu. Then, click and drag your cursor over the 3D model (like a paintbrush) to draw anything you want. See Painting for more information on doodling.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.

Wooden Sign PaintRegion1.jpg

Region 1:

Wooden Sign PaintRegion2.jpg

Region 2:
Support Post

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Object.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Object.

X mark.svg

Region 5 is not used
for this Object.

X mark.svg

Region 6 is not used
for this Object.

Loading and Saving Custom Images

To load Ark PNT files into a Wooden Sign, the file name must be suffixed with _Sign_Small_Wood_C.pnt. The resolution is 128x128, and the aspect ratio in-game is 2.5:1. Also see Painting.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
180.0 Can't build signs near enemy foundations anymore.
321.14 Fixed a bug that caused Billboards & Signs to have a 24 character limit.