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Engraved Wooden Book Memorial Marker

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  1. Jill

    Hi Ben

    Thank you very much for our memorial plaque, safely delivered this afternoon. The plaque is perfect, thank you.

    Kind regards


Finish: Untreated, Superior Danish Oil or Diamond Coating

Aftercare: Product maintenance is very important. If you have chosen your product to be left untreated, your product will fade to a pale silver in time. We recommend a pressure wash or a sand once a year to remove any moss or unwanted mess on the timber and then treat with an exterior oil to slow down decay.

Danish Oil – If you have chosen Danish oil we recommend you continue to treat your product with Danish oil or similar timber treatment oil to protect the timber and stop it drying out. This will also help to prevent staining, discolouration, cracking and warping.

Dimond Coating – If you have chosen Dimond Coating, top up kits can be purchased on our website or over the phone. We would recommend you treat your product once a year minimum. Twice a year if you want to maintain full protection.

About Timber: Natural timber will always want to move. It’s going to expand and shrink as the temperature and humidity changes in your home and outside, rest assured it won’t change drastically. Small hairline splits may occur as your product ages, this is completely normal and is regarded as part of the timbers natural beauty. As the seasons change you may see some movement in your product, again this is completely normal.

Air-dried oak: Your product has been made using Air-dried timber. This is has been seasoned for outdoor conditions. Do not keep exterior products indoors.

If you need any help or advise on how to maintain your product please contact us or consult your care guide.

Design & Made: Handmade to order in the UK

Material: Made from solid English Oak


Small Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 20cm x 40cm

Large Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 25cm x 50cm

Post – 8cm square x 60cm high

Small Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 20cm x 40cm

Large Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 25cm x 50cm

Post – 8cm square x 60cm high

Product Description: Engraved Wooden Book Memorial Marker

These handmade open book engraved memorial markers are absolutely stunning! If you are looking for an alternative to the common headstone, or you have chosen the green burial route, we will produce the finest English Oak burial marker for you. These quality handcrafted memorial markers are breathtaking. Completely bespoke with your choice of engraved lettering and carved motifs if required. MakeMeSomethingSpecial memorial plaques are simply stunning.

This book shaped wooden memorial marker is on another level. A beautiful green burial marker made to perfection right here in our Hampshire workshop with considerable care and attention to detail. We use this expression a lot when it comes to making high quality personalised wooden memorial plaques on a post, there is very little else to describe the lengths we go to make these grave markers special. If you are after something more interesting to a regular square edge flat personalised oak plaque – this really is something else!

These plaques, carved into the shape of an open book, is ideal for a joint burial plot or ashes. Alternatively, the two separate sections can be layout with sentimental wording. Name and dates on one side and a special message on the other. Or perhaps as a double burial plot memorial marker. Each side of the book is engraved for each.

Our eco friendly engraved solid oak grave markers feature a solid oak plaque set at 45 degrees, mounted on a 3-inch square solid oak post. The post comes 60cm long, giving you at least 30cm to be secured into the ground. The plaque itself is made from a single solid piece of superior grade English Oak, fitting to a substantial solid oak post at 45 degrees.


As with everything we do here at Make Me Something Special, we have spent the time researching and sourcing the perfect materials available. Each oak memorial plaque is handmade from one piece of Air Dried Superior Grade English Oak. This Timber is perfectly seasoned and adjusted for outdoor conditions. You can choose to leave your plaque untreated, finished in Superior Danish Oil or our low maintenance Diamond Coating finish. If you choose untreated your product will weather to a pale silver more quickly. Danish Oil will not only treat the timber but also bring out the timbers natural colour. This has a UV filter to protect the timber but it does require regular upkeep. 2 – 4 times a year to keep it looking its best. Diamond Coating is more glossy but a lot more harder wearing and only requires a top up once a year, however this depend on the weather and where the product is placed. We would recommend twice a year if you want full protection. Top up kits can be ordered over the phone or on our website – see here. 


Our beautiful wooden grave markers come with a personalised engraving of your choice up to 100 characters included, however, if this is not enough, you have the option to make this up to 200 characters if more inscription is needed. You have complete control on how you want the layout to be and we can provide a preview once you have placed your order for you to approve before we begin carving. We also make bespoke grave markers, if you would like to discuss having a grave maker made please do not hesitate to contact us – we will be happy to assist you.

Carved Motifs:

Here at our Surrey Hills workshop we have over 3000 carvings on file, so when it comes to a carved motif to go alongside your engraved lettering on your memorial plaque, we pretty much have everything you could think of. If not we have bespoke service to create and design a carving of your choice. We can even copy designs and digital artworks and logos. All our memorial plaques come with 1 carved motif included. Please note – this does not include artwork to copy.

Dimensions & Character quantities:

Small Plaque – 20cm x 40cm (8” x 16”)

Large Plaque – 25cm x 50cm (10” x 20”)

Post – 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 60cm (3” x 3” x 24”)

Bespoke Sizes: 

When it comes to ordering your engraved wooden burial marker it is always a good idea to check with the burial site first. In our experience most of the sites we supply have strict guidelines when it comes to plaque sizes. If you require a bespoke size plaque, this is not a problem for us to make for you. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Estimated Delivery Time:

7 – 10 working days. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.

Please Note:

All engraved oak memorial markers are made to order. All engravings are in capitals. For lower case lettering, this can be requested at time of order. Please add this to the note section at checkout or you can contact us via email or phone. All sizes are approximate. All of our green burial memorial markers come fully assembled. We would recommend you check with your chosen burial plot site regulations as most have specified requirements.

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