The

Burn Shop

  Art & Design Studio

I will personalize a military plaque for you and can include elements of your choosing such as branch of service, unit, military occupational skill and more. These plaques start at approximately $125.

Each custom piece takes approximately two weeks to design, layout, create and to be delivered to your door.

As a veteran myself, I take particular pride in producing these pieces for fellow vets. It is an honor for me to create something for a Veteran. 

Lesak Personalized Marine Corp Plaque

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This piece was created using a 9’x12” Basswood plaque which was sanded by hand for approximately 2 hours before the wood-burning process began.

Using a solid tip soldering iron-type tool, I wood-burned the Marine Corp logo and shaded the surface. I embossed by hand the last name “Lesak” into a piece of copper. I applied a green rustic patina finish to give the appearance of the natural aging process. I then filled the back of the copper with wood-putty so the image will not dent. It was then attached with copper nails to the plaque. 

The sides and edges received three coats of primer before genuine liquid copper was applied.

 When finished, the plaque was sealed in Polycrylic and bronze studs were applied to give it the final look. 

It was an honor to do this piece for a fellow veteran… for a vet, by a vet.

Wood-burned & metal embossed wings of US Air Force, ready to have your name either burned in or embossed in metal. 9.5" x 12" Basswood. $125
Wood-burned & metal embossed wings of US Air Force, ready to have your name either burned in or embossed in metal. 9.5" x 12" Basswood. $125
9’x12” Basswood plaque
Wood-burned & metal embossed wings of US Air Force, ready to have your name either burned in or embossed in metal. 9.5" x 12" Basswood. $125
Wood-burned & metal embossed wings of US Air Force, ready to have your name either burned in or embossed in metal. 9.5" x 12" Basswood. $125
A wood-burned personalized military plaque with hand embossed copper nameplate. The sides are painted with liquid copper and then bronze studs were applied. 9" x 12" basswood.

This piece was hand-made using a 9’x11” (approx.) natural basswood plaque with bark edges.

Using a solid tip soldering iron-type tool, I wood-burned an image of a Navy sailor skull & crossbones with Navy hat and then I shaded the surface. I burned in the last name “Lakes” and the name of the ship that he served on. (The skull image was not drawn by me but was obtained on a public domain site with no reference to who drew it or if it was computer generated).

The top and bottom edge burn design pattern are an artistic tribute to some Navy elements such as the helm of a ship and the ammo linkage of Phalanx anti-aircraft munitions. 

When finished, the plaque was sealed in Polycrylic and antique hammered studs were applied to give it the final rustic look.

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