Our Genuine Red Alder Plaque is a good example of how the simplest designs can sometimes be the most beautiful. The rich and lovely grain of the red alder on this solid wood plaque is exquisite. Instead of using an engraving plate like you find on most plaques, this smooth wood surface is designed to accept our free custom engraving applied directly to the wood. This can include writing in a variety of fonts and graphics. Using black as the engraving color, this really stands out against the reddish wood and gives this plaque a unique look. This would make an excellent award when you want a rustic and/or masculine feel such as a man of the year award or an auto shop award for a boy or man. However, this design is also versatile enough for just about any type of award for a man or woman. The Genuine Red Alder Plaque comes in two sizes: the GRA810 is 8 x 10 inches and the GRA912 is 9 x 12 inches in size.