Hey guys, a few days ago I had an idea to make a plaque out of some scrap pieces of wood around the shop. It turned out great, so I thought I would share the process in case any of y'all would like to try it. Ok so first things first. Select your desired material. I chose to use red cedar. Now, make sure you have enough for your final measurements. I made sure mine would be at least 18 inches wide, and 22 inches tall. Next I used Elmer's wood glue and applied an even coat on each side of the wood joints and applied clamps and allowed it to dry over night. The next morning I removed the clamps, scraped the excess glue and sanded it generously to remove any left over glue residue. (note-I didn't sand the back since it wouldn't show when displaying. However I recommemd scraping the excess glue off to insure a flush fit to the wall) After I was pleased with the appearance I found a plaque to trace to give me an outline to follow on the band saw. When cutting the outline on the band saw, be sure to leave space for error, I left about a 1/4 inch. Once the shape is cut out sand, sand, sand, and sand until you cant sand anymore. Make sure your edges are smooth and have a nice shape for the router to round over. Now you are ready to route, pick out your desired bit, and have at it. After I routed it, I hit it with the palm sander again to get it as smoothe as I could. Once I was happy with it was time for polyurethane. I did one coat of polyurethane, let it dry, sanded it with 220 grit paper, and applied another coat. Then the next day I sanded it again with the same paper and then applied finishing minwax. And here's the finished product. Like I said earlier it turned out great, and I couldn't be happier with it. I can't wait to put a big mature white tail on it for display.