This board provides for two 8″ ceramic tiles to be inset into a plank of Sapele, and with enough room for laser engraving a message above or below the tiles (your choice).
The material is primarily Sapele, which is 18.5″wide x 11″ 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, especially when/where two time periods are compared- as example, I sent the very first one in commemoration of a 50th wedding anniversary and printed an original wedding photo of the couple on one tile, and then one on the 50th year afterward.
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.