Custom Wood Plaques

Eclipse Awards: About our Custom Wooden Plaques

Wooden plaques are a great way to say thank you or appreciate someone because they can be personalized for any occasion. Wood plaques are often used for eco-friendly sustainability awards, conservation initiatives, donor recognition, workplace awards, business awards, green certification programs, student recognition, and volunteer gifts.

We offer a unique collection of eco-friendly wood award plaques that people love to feel, hold, touch and smell...especially once they've been laser engraved! We’ve spent over a decade developing and refining our wood plaque designs, so you won’t find them anywhere else. We offer salvaged wood, live edge bark, and different species like maple, walnut, cherry and pine. Every piece has a unique grain and texture and we design each plaque to convey your special message. Then we laser engrave your artwork with our solar powered laser to infuse each wooden plaque with clean and uplifting energy from the sun! The result? Wooden plaques that make people feel really special and appreciated, which is what you want any plaque or award to do. 

Many people who receive a personalized wood award plaque consider theirs to be priceless and display them for years as a heartwarming reminder of feeling appreciated.

See also Wooden Awards and Wooden Trophies

What makes our wooden plaques special?

Our wood plaques, wood awards and wooden trophies are all very popular, partly because sustainability and earth-friendly options are on everyone’s mind, but even more so because people love the warm and organic feel they offer. Our wooden plaques and awards convey a sense of authenticity and modesty that many people appreciate. In fact, some clients find it easier to present or accept wooden plaques because they express appreciation without feeling showy or extravagant. We even offer wooden perpetual plaques if you want to recognize people regularly over time. 

Our wood plaques are made from salvaged windfallen trees, reclaimed urban timbers, and other recycled woods. We primarily work with Big Leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) because of its warm grain, its beautifully distinctive bark, and it is native to and abundant in Southwestern BC. We also provide windfallen Black Walnut, as well as salvaged pinebeetle wood. Plus, for every wood plaque we make, we plant 2 mangrove trees! And don’t forget, we offer free solar laser engraving on all wood plaques!

There’s something warm and reassuring about holding our earth-friendly wooden plaques, especially when they are engraved with a personalized message of appreciation. Organizations love to present our custom wood award plaques because people love receiving them! Your handcrafted wooden plaques will be coveted for a lifetime as heartwarming reminders of feeling recognized, appreciated, and celebrated.


When to present wood plaques?

Present wood trophies whenever you want to mark a very special occasion or accomplishment with a lasting tribute. These days, wood awards can be used for all types of recognition, though they are particularly effective when recognizing leadership in sustainability, conservation, and environmental leadership. Many people appreciate the authenticity and subtlety offered by wooden plaques, but make no mistake, using wood award plaques at your event will help capture people’s attention and create a feeling that something extraordinary is happening.

Personalized wood plaques work well in any of these occasions or programs:
  • Conservation leadership

  • Donor recognition 

  • Retirement gifts

  • Sustainability excellence

  • Safety awards

  • Energy conservation

  • Wood sign plaques

  • Real estate transactions

  • Attaining fundraising goals

  • Years of service awards

  • Volunteer awards

  • Exemplary leadership

  • Student Awards

  • Employee recognition awards

  • Years of service awards

  • Top sales awards

  • Corporate product launch

  • Board gifts

  • Golf trophies

  • Teamwork awards

  • Certification programs

  • Green product launch

Our eco-friendly wood plaques can be personalized for any event, accomplishment, milestone, or occasion. Plus we know how to make them look great, which means you’ll look and feel great when your awards are presented. 

Have a wooden trophy or award plaque design idea you’d like to explore? Get in touch, we’d love to help!

Where to order wood plaques online?

As many trophy stores and retail showrooms are still closed, it makes sense to order your wooden plaques online. But not every trophy shop specializes in, or even offers wood plaques. 

Wherever you are in the world, visit an online trophy shop like where you can order wood plaques from the comfort of your home or office desktop, and have them personalized and delivered within 2 weeks!

*Pro-tip: Choose a wood plaque vendor that does all of their laser engraving in-house to ensure higher quality and faster lead times. Bonus points of their laser engraver is solar powered :)

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How much do wooden plaques cost?

Eclipse Awards offers wood plaques at fixed, all-in prices that range from $75 to $200 each, with options at every price point. Cost is determined by size, shape, species, thickness, and finish of the wood and our fixed prices remove uncertainty from budgeting. 

Our prices include all layout and design, digital artwork proofs, individual personalization, solar laser engraving, and guaranteed on-time delivery. Only shipping is extra. With no setup charges or hidden fees, you can order with confidence knowing the price you see is the price you will pay! 

Pro tip! Ordering “off-the-shelf” wood plaques from our catalog saves you both time and money because the product design has already been done. We simply create custom artwork for your chosen pieces, then laser engrave that artwork to produce beautiful wood plaques, branded and personalized exactly as you wish. 

We do not charge taxes on any orders shipped directly to the US or Internationally. However, taxes are applied to orders shipped within Canada, determined by the province of delivery.


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How to order wood plaques

There are 3 ways to order custom wooden plaques from Eclipse Awards:

  1. Web: visit, add your favorite wood plaques to your cart and let us know when you need them by. Add your personalization details during the checkout process, or email them to us later. Don’t worry, we never charge your card or produce anything until we have your signed artwork approval. 

  2. Email:  your details to with as much or as little as you have available. Your dedicated service representative will follow up to gather any remaining details and get your order underway.

  3. Phone: call us at 888-294-7121 and speak to real people who are here to help you. 

However you choose to order, the first thing you will see from us is an email order confirmation summarizing your order and timeline. If any details are missing, we will reach out to you to gather them. Then we begin a design process to create the custom artwork for your wood plaques, which we email you as a digital artwork proof (pdf). 

Please review your artwork proof as soon as possible to keep your order moving. You can either approve it if everything looks good, or request design changes. We offer unlimited design revisions at no charge, until you approve your artwork proof. Note that we cannot start engraving your order until you have approved your artwork. 

Once you approve your artwork, no further design changes are possible because production begins immediately. We then engrave your wood plaques, clean them, inspect them for quality, safely pack them for shipping, then let you know when your order ships out. 

Throughout the whole order process, we keep you in the loop with a series of email updates that let you know what stage you are at. Of course you’re always free to check in on the status of your order anytime by phone or email!

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How to choose a wooden plaque supplier

When selecting an online vendor of wood plaques, ask a few of these questions to help you choose a good supplier partner:

  1. How long have you been in business?
    Eclipse Awards has been making awesome plaques & trophies since 1998

  2. Do you have any setup charges or design charges?
    Eclipse Awards has no setup charges, minimum orders or hidden fees

  3. What guarantees do you provide?
    Eclipse Awards provides guaranteed on-time and safe delivery, or your order is free. 

  4. Do you provide artwork proofs with every order?
    Eclipse Awards provides free graphic design services and free digital artwork proofs with every order. Change requests are free and unlimited. 

  5. Where is your wood sourced from ?
    Eclipse Awards uses salvaged windfallen trees, reclaimed timbers, sustainably harvested wood

Asking a few of these questions will help you select a great wooden plaque maker that will be both a good supplier and reliable partner.

Wood Plaques by Eclipse Awards - Why Choose Us?

Eclipse Awards is on a mission to make earth-friendly plaques and recognition awards that celebrate the human spirit! Over the past 20 years we’ve created thousands and thousands of customized and personalized wood plaques that people cherish, covet, and love! Our designers know how to make wooden plaques look amazing and our experienced artisan engravers bring the plaque designs to life with our solar powered laser engraver. We create value by delivering one of a kind, individually personalized wood award plaques that you can use to recognize, uplift, empower and engage the special people in your community. 

We only offer popular and time-tested wooden wall plaque styles so that you can order with confidence, knowing that your order will be made to the highest standards with care, attention to detail, and a dash of magic to make each of your wooden plaques stand out!

Ready to get your wooden plaque order underway? Let us help you make something special for the people that are important to you.