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African Mahogany Plaques

Fig. 1 - This photo shows a Mahogany wall plaque carved in 3-D bas-relief. It is stained with MinWax Gunstock.


Welcome to our photo Gallery for our African Mahogany wood plaques, where we show over 50 examples of various types of natural and stained Mahogany wood plaques in this photo gallery. We design and fabricate hundreds of beautiful  custom 3-D and 2.5-D Mahogany wood plaques each year for  military units, police & sheriffs, courts, universities, fraternities & sororities, clubs, corporations, government agencies, and  homes. 

Each  plaque is custom crafted  by our experienced and skilled craftsmen and artisans. We use  several  carving techniques such a 3-D bas-relief, 2.5-D flat relief (raised text and art), sandblasting, and engraving (both U and V-carved profiles). We also use many  Minwax stain colors, but sometimes use no stain and leave the wood its natural color,  on  these impressive and authentic  wood plaques which will retain their beauty over many decades. We also make  plaques that utilize other features, such as 24K gold-leaf,  carved 3-D HDU appliques, digitally-printed colored vinyl photos, and engraved brass plates. We spray all  plaques with two coats of Matthews polyurethane acrylic clear coat for maximum protection and lifetime. All our wood plaques are  moisture-proof, non-fading, graffiti-resistant and long-lasting, and can be placed outdoors as well as indoors.

This Gallery describes and shows over fifty  examples of our Mahogany wood plaques. We offer  several carving techniques, special features and plaque sizes  for our wood plaques, each with different prices. The prices for each of these different styles for various size plaques is given on the PRICE webpage , listed by style and plaque size. African Mahogany 3-D plaques have higher prices than 2.5-D plaques because of the additional labor and time to carve and hand-sand  them. Prices also depend on plaque size,  which varies depending on wood availability and lumber prices, and any special features. Prices are higher for plaques that have some areas painted with an artist brush, have 24K gold-leafed text or artwork, or have engraved brass plates. See Style Categories 1.3.1  & 1.3.2  on our  PRICE webpage.


African Mahogany  is our favorite hardwood for carving rich-looking, elegant plaques.  The photo  on the right shows a Mahogany plaque carved in 3-D bas-relief. It carves very well, has uniform color, and will last forever. We only use  heartwood,  which is pale reddish-brown The wood is durable and has a fine fairly regular grain; it is easy to work and season but is difficult to impregnate. It takes time to carve, and does not absorb a stain well because of its high density. It usually has to be stained at least 3 times.  The wood commands a very high price on the market, and is used above all woods for high-quality cabinet work, furniture and expensive interior finishing. Our best wood plaques are made from African Mahogany. They also look great when stained dark with V-carved text gilded with 24K gold leaf. WM1180, WM1200 and WM1210 in the gallery below show examples of gold leaf on mahogany plaques.  The colors vary on the Mahogany plaques shown in the gallery below. the lighter colored ones are not stained, only clear coated. The darker ones are stained. You have a choice of any of the 24 Minwax stain colors, but we usually use Red Mahogany (for a reddish color) or Walnut (for a darker plaque).

Perpetual Plaques. Perpetual plaques are large wood wall plaques that have small name plates attached to them. These can be added to over the years, so space is left for these additional plaques.  Perpetual plaques can be used for clubs, military, businesses, sport teams or other organizations where the names can be officers, award winners, club champions, tournament winners, etc. We make dozens of large perpetual plaques each year, usually from Mahogany wood.  These can have custom 3-D brass logos, seals, insignia or text mounted on the top of the plaque.  A few of these are shown  at the bottom of  this  page, photos WM1530 to WM1580.



The prices for these styles  for various size plaques is given on the PRICE  webpage (click here or on PRICE in gold masthead) , listed under Style Categories 1.3.1, and 1.3.2.  Or, you can fill out and submit our on-line Request a quote form. You can also call or email us for a price quote on a specific plaque.  One of our  knowledgeable and helpful Customer Service Representatives, Christie, Regina, or Liz, will respond to your request promptly.  You can call us at 951-698-8484 or email us at

We will work with you to design and build the exact plaque you want. 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 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 the 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 also view different types of plaques for different customer groups (e.g., State Courts or US Coast Guard) by clicking on the TYPE section in the gold masthead above.  You can view a description of all of the different plaque styles by clicking on  the plaque  STYLE section also listed in the gold masthead. 


To request information, a design, a quote, or to place an order, click on the text (e.g., "contact ", " quote", " file" or " order")  in the upper  right of the gold masthead at the top of this page.  All prices are given on the PRICE 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