Beautifully crafted. Love it!
It’s very well crafted and looks great on display. The only downside is that it comes WITHOUT any finish on it and NO display stand. If you do plan on staining the piece yourself, even the lightest stain will darken the lettering, making it harder to read and distinguish from the rest of the wooden plaque. You will want to go with a water-based stain in the lightest tone/shade you can find. DO NOT use an oil-based stain, or the lettering will be indistinguishable from the rest of the plaque. I was hoping that it would have came with a weathered or rustic varnish already applied to give it that aged/antique look. I decided to leave it as is in fear of ruining the contrast between the wooden plaque and lettering. Overall, it’s still worth it to purchase!
This is a great piece for your office or home. I gave this to my wife who is a history teacher and she loved it.
The Declaration of Independence on wood is awesome‼️ I'm going to take some super fine steel wool and clean the few splinters from the router. Then take clear lacquer or epoxy and seal the burned in printing. Will send photos when completed.