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Memorial and Commemorative Plaques



Welcome to the memorial and commemorative  plaque page of the website of The Wood & Metal Plaque Company, a division of Art Sign Works, Inc. that specializes in designing and manufacturing custom plaques.  This page provides a description and photo Gallery of our custom and personalized  wall and podium plaques which honor and memorialize those no longer with us. We offer the highest quality materials and workmanship, great customer service, short turnaround times (typically 4 to 6 weeks from order to shipment), and factory-direct affordable prices. We also offer wholesale prices to retailers and re-sellers, and discounts for buys of 3 or more identical plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA.

On this page we show a photo Gallery and descriptions of over 150 of our custom and personalized  carved metal-plated, metallic brass, bronze and silver painted, and cast bronze and aluminum memorial plaques for both outside and inside locations.  We also make plaques with giclee photos and  dimensional carved wood  and  artist-painted High-Density-Urethane (HDU) memorial and commemorative plaques, We have many styles and materials, and can make plaques in sizes from 10 inches to 60 inches wide. We have made several  hundred of  these type of plaques, a few which are shown on this page.  

If you have questions on a specific type of plaque you are interested in, or you want information on our plaques or prices, you are always welcome to call Christie, Regina or Liz at 951-698-8484 or you can email us at and we will respond quickly.

Fig. 1 - Shown above are brass plaques of the five armed forces seals mounted on a Community Center wall. We have several versions of these plaques (metal, artist-painted HDU, mahogany, printed giclee vinyl on acrylic). Typical sizes of the plaques range from 12 inches to 36 inches in diameter.


In this photo gallery we display indoor wall plaques for the home and for families.  These plaques can be ordered in any size from 12  inches in diameter to 4  feet in width, depending on complexity. 

We make wood (Mahogany, Cedar, Walnut, Maple, Oak), artist-painted  (including metallic brass, gold, silver and bronze paints) , and metal-plated (bronze, brass, copper, German silver, aluminum) High-Density-Urethane (HDU) wall plaques as shown throughout this and other photo galleries on this website. We can customize the size, shape, carving relief, text, materials, and color scheme of any plaque shown on this page, and we can make a custom plaque for ANY artwork  you may have. If you send us a drawing, a photo, or a rough sketch, we will design and make a carved dimensional  plaque to your specifications. We can make plaques that are engraved (V-carved or flat bottom) , 2.5-D (flat relief or outline), or 3-D (sculptured bas-relief). We  have a large library of existing 3-D and 2.5-D computer geometric models that we use to carve these plaques, which greatly reduces graphic artist labor costs. Visit our  Plaque Styles section to view more detailed descriptions and many examples of painted HDU, metal-plated, and wood plaques. All our plaques are manufactured in the USA by American craftsmen.



Bronze-plated 3D plaque honoring three Native American Tribes.

We can also combine materials on a plaque. We often use Mahogany plaque boards and carve 3-D HDU appliques which are either multi-color painted or metal-plated, to mount on the Mahogany. We often gild  V-carved text of Mahogany plaques with 24K gold or silver leaf. We can also gild areas of painted HDU plaques, usually raised text and art. We can provide a 3-D bas-relief cast bronze and aluminum memorial or living person plaque featuring the face or figure of a loved one, etc. if we are provided a good photograph.   We can also put digitally printed long-lasting full color vinyl (photos of family members or deceased, or very elaborate painted or digital art) as an applique on any HDU or wood plaque. 



Fig. 2 - Shown above are artist-painted plaques of the five armed forces emblems we made for a Veteran's Memorial Park in Jackson County, Alabama. These were mounted by the County on granite obelisks located around a central circle with the flags in the center.. We have several versions of these plaques (metal, artist-painted HDU, mahogany, printed giclee vinyl on acrylic). Typical sizes of the round plaques range from 12 inches to 36 inches in diameter.


Our  plaques have wide variations in prices, depending on size and style.  These can be made of different materials, cast bronze and aluminum, and  bronze, brass, and silver-nickel (German silver) plated High-Density-Urethane (HDU) , and  artist-painted wood and HDU. We can mount giclee printed digital color or gray scale photos on these plaques. Our STYLE page describes these different design options  in detail.  All 2000 photos of plaques on this website have a Style Category and a Price Code listed in the second or third paragraph in the text description under the photo . You can click on the photo or title to expand the photo and read the text to get the price code of that plaque, then look up the price for different size plaques with that style on the Price List at the bottom of the PRICE page). 

Our lowest price economy 2-D  plaques feature digitally-printed full-color giclee vinyl appliques mounted on a rectangular, round or elliptical  Mahogany wood veneer or Sintra base. The retail prices for this type of two-dimensional (2-D) flat custom plaque  are as low as $110 (with a Sintra base) to $130 (Mahogany veneer wood base) for 10 inch diameter plaques. The same style plaques in a 15 wide size have prices of  $140 (Sintra) and $180 (Mahogany veneer).    These low prices  assume we have made a previous photo plaque of the same artwork design  (featured in one of our Galleries of over 5000 photos) or for new artwork, that we are provided a print-ready JPEG digital photo or colored drawing of the artwork for the plaque (this can be a good high-resolution digital photo of a person or scene). These are  styles 1.4.1 ( wood base) and 1.4.3  (Sintra base)  on our PRICE  page, with  examples shown on our 2-D Giclee Plaques web page.

Our  carved 2.5-D multi-level or engraved  hand-crafted and artist-painted plaques have prices about twice that of the 2-D flat plaques with giclee printed art. These prices  depend on the size, material, carving complexity, and number of colors. Prices for  custom carved  15  inch wide 2.5-D artist-painted HDU (includes metallic gold, silver, brass and bronze paints), metal-plated HDU (brass. bronze or aluminum metals), or stained solid wood custom plaques vary from $240 to $350.  Prices increase with size.  The PRICE page gives prices for carved 2.5-D plaques of various sizes, materials, styles, and number of colors. 

Our premium  plaques are either carved or  cast metal in 3-D bas-relief.  These are  very high quality plaques, which usually feature complex artwork and are often displayed on the outside entrance to a home, in an entrance way, in a living or family room  . Our solid metal plaques are cast in a Nationally-renowned foundry in either bronze or aluminum metal. Typical prices for cast metal that depend on the artwork are $700 to $1000+ for a 15 inch plaque. Prices are shown on our PRICE web page. We also offer metal-plate 3D plaques. These carved from 3-D bas-relief from 20 lb/ft3 High-Density-Urethane, and then plated with either bronze, brass, copper, German-silver, or aluminum metal.  These have prices substantially lower than the solid metal plaques. Both solid metal cast plaques and metal-plated plaques are described in detail  in our Metal Styles web pages.


Please call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque. We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. One of our knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie, Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly. Call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a Quote  form. We would like to make your  plaque, and we are confident that you will be pleased with it. We take great pride in every product we make for our valued clients. We offer a 2 year warranty on all our products, and our indoor plaques will last many decades without degradation.



You can view the bottom of the page using the slider on the scroll bar in the right margin. You can click on a photo or a title of a photo below to see an expanded view and a description of that plaque. You can return to this page by clicking on Return to List on the bottom left of each plaque title or description, or by using your back browser button. You can go to another Section or Gallery page by clicking on an item in the pull-down menus in the gold masthead at the top of this page. 

You  can search for a specific plaque type (e.g., "FBI" ) by entering the key word in the search box in the upper right of the gold masthead. You can view a list and use the navigation bar for all 24 Gallery types by viewing the silver box on the left side of the Home  page. You can view a description of different plaque styles by going to the Plaque Styles section.  To request information, a design, a quote, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact us", "get a quote", "send a file" or "place an order")  in the upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the "Prices" page in the gold masthead. 

For more information on design options, prices and delivery times, please call us at 951-698- 8484 or email us at, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives Christie and Regina will be pleased to help you.