WOODEN GRAVE MARKERS
In the old
days, many people made grave markers from planks of wood
instead of using stone tombstones.
This was especially true for the poor and those of lesser
Unlike a basic cross, these were marked with the
deceased name and date of birth and death, other sometimes
an epitaph. The lettering was usually carved or burned into
the wood with some sort of tool or even a knife.
tombstones out of wood is a lot like making them from foam
as described in our
homemade tombstones article, except that wood boards are
used. You may adjust the size of the boards to make smaller
or larger markers.
There are two
different ways to secure the marker depending on whether in
will be on dirt or a grass lawn. You will want to build your
markers with this in mind.
how-to instructions for making Wooden Grave Markers visit