Recently I came into possession of a stick with some writing on it. The stick was taken from a beaver dam on Bennet lake in 1973. It so happens that my wife is related to the people that had a cottage on Bennet Lake and I thought they would like to have the stick as a memento of that cottage.

A stick with memories

But the question in my mind was how to display that stick. Finally I thought of a simple wall plaque that could be hung from picture hangers. Then I thought that some inlay on the plaque would look good, so I did a little research to find images of woodsy critters, including an industrious beaver and a rabbit which really look good inlayed into the walnut plaque.

Below is a little slideshow of the making of the plaque. It turned out well and I’m sure the recipients of it will be happy to hang it on a wall where they live.