The design was then carefully burnt with a medium temperature setting. The tip used was of the finest point. After burning, 2 coats of wood-gloss were applied to protect the wood and the design, also to produce a very light shine. It was a time consuming piece, but the best part was seeing the transformation from blank to beautiful. The plaque is of solid wood with a 1 inch thickness. The length is 9 inches, width 6.5 inches. A saw tooth metal hook is attached at the back for easy hanging.