Inspirational desk plaque made from live edge maple burl


I found some awesome maple burl wood while helping a friend cut some wood at his sawmill. The wood patterns in this type of wood are beautiful, but it is very difficult to find. I wasn't sure what to do with this unique wood, so I let it dry for a year while I thought about it. Recently a friend went into the hospital and I wanted to make her something special to encourage her, so I made a small inspirational plaque from this maple burl. Not only did she love it, every one I showed to loved it. So... I took the maple and cut it into small slabs to make inspirational plaques. Unfortunately I only have enough wood to make a few plaques, but the ones I made came out awesome. Everyone I show them to say that they are absolutely beautiful.

As an added bonus, I will engrave a personal message on the back of the plaque for no extra cost. For my friend in the hospital I said this: "Made especially for our friend Cathy to encourage her in her time of need". The last photo shows the text I engraved on the back of that plaque. I would make the perfect gift for many occasions (Christmas, retirement, graduation, get well etc.).

This plaque is the perfect gift for someone to put on their desk, mantle, or coffee table etc. An encouraging message on the back would make it that much better!

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