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Engraved Wooden Grave Marker

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  1. Client Review (verified owner)

    Hello Ben

    I would like to thank you for the order listed below, which arrived safely today, being extremely well packaged. The quality of the product is outstanding and the service that you and your company have provided me have been excellent. I will certainly recommend your company to others.

    Many thanks once again, it is truly appreciated.

    Alan Jacobs

  2. Client Review

    Hello Ben,

    Apologies for the delay in sending this, I have been away.
    I just wanted to say how very pleased we are with the memorial plaque you made for my husband – beautiful, we couldn’t have wished for nicer.

    best wishes

  3. John (verified owner)

    Dear Ben

    The plaque has just come – beautifully packaged.

    To say that I am delighted with it must be the understatement of the year. I have a feeling it will well match the lifetime of the tree and I can hardly wait to see it put in place when the planting takes place next Monday morning.

    Thank you very much indeed, not only for your fine workmanship but also for your patience in helping to get it right.

    With my best wishes and appreciation.

  4. Peter

    Hi Ben,

    I went down to Heatherley Wood with some friends today, to visit Janet’s grave as it’s All Souls’ Day.

    The plaque was in position and looks absolutely beautiful, especially when the sunlight strikes it. It’s everything I’d hoped for. Thank you so much for the care and attention to detail you obviously took in its manufacture.

    All best,


  5. Heidi

    Hello Ben
    Just wanted to drop a note to say I am so pleased with the oak plaque for my parents memorial, it’s all I hoped it would be .
    Kind regards

  6. Client Review

    Hello Ben
    Just a few words to say how happy I was with the lovely memorial plaque you made for me. I will spread the word and hope to commission some other pieces as gifts from you in the future.
    Kind regards

  7. Client Review

    Dear Ben

    This is just to say that we have safely received the plaque for Gareth. It is exactly how we hoped it would be.

    Thank you once again for producing this lovely tribute for our son.

    Very best wishes – Laureen and Mel

  8. Mark


    I have today received my sons memorial post, it is perfect, thank you.



  9. Sheila

    Hi again Ben
    Please scrub my last email.
    I arrived home from work at 1pm & the plaque had been delivered.
    I am absolutely delighted with it to say the least!
    Its what I was searching for when I found your website. The craftsmanship is stunning, I couldnt wish for better.
    A huge THANK YOU to you, I am extremelly grateful.
    I wish you continued success especially in these difficult times.
    My Best Regards

  10. Francesca


    The engraved wooden memorial for my husband Russell was beautifully made, the craftsmanship first rate.
    I couldn’t have wished for better quality, it was worth every penny, thank you so much.
    And I am so grateful you did such a good job on such an important piece. I cried when I saw it.
    Kind regards,

  11. Vanessa

    Hi Ben,
    Thank you and the team so much for the beautiful plaque you made for Claire. It looks amazing.
    Many Thanks,

  12. Courtney

    Hi Ben,

    I’ve just received the plaque. I can’t believe how amazing it looks, thank you so much.


  13. Ben Griffiths

    Ben Griffiths

    Dear Michelle and Ben

    I just wish to advise how pleased I am with the oak memorial plaque which arrived safely and is now installed in my garden. It has been beautifully made and I really appreciate the excellent workmanship. 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 30cm

Large Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 25cm x 40cm

Post – 8cm square x 60cm high

Small Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 20cm x 30cm

Large Plaque – 3.5cm thick x 25cm x 40cm

Post – 8cm square x 60cm high

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Product Description: Engraved Wooden Grave Marker

If you are looking for a beautiful handmade engraved wooden grave marker – then look no further.

These stunning handcrafted wooden grave markers are made to order right here in our Hampshire workshop with considerable care and attention to detail. If you are looking for an alternative to the common headstone, or you have gone down 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 you choice of engraved lettering and carved motifs if required. MakeMeSomethingSpecial memorial plaques are simply stunning.

Our eco friendly engraved solid oak grave markers feature a solid oak plaque 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.

If you want a wooden burial marker that is of superior quality, with an exceptional finish, you will not be disappointed with our memorial markers. These really are the finest engraved wooden grave markers available on the market.


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. 

Please Note: It is always worth checking with the cemetery or natural burial site about what they allow with regards to size of memorial plaque and finish. 

Personalise your wooden Grave Marker:

These 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 30cm (8” x 12”)

Large Plaque: 25cm x 40cm (10” x 16”)

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 our handmade memorial markers are made to order. All engravings are in capitals. For lower case lettering, this can be requested at the 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 ready for placing.

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