This board provides for a single 8″ ceramic tile to be inset into a plank of Sapele, and with enough room for laser engraving a message above or below the tile (your choice).
The material is primarily Sapele, which is 11.5″wide x 12″ tall and 3/4″ thick. The edges are softened/rounded by a router and a slot is mitered into the back for ease of hanging. The board is finished with board oil after being sanded to 220 grit.
This item makes for an outstanding memorial piece, award, or just plain picture frame.
The laser work can be done to order- either lettering burned into the wood, or, lettering left outset by removing the surrounding material such as in the image. It’s totally up to you as you or your recipient are the ones that will be passing this down through your children to their children and on- it is an heirloom item that will last forever if properly cared for.