See what I've been working on....
I made one of these for my home. I showed it to a few friends and they ordered one as well for Christmas gifts. The metal monogram is cut from 1/8" plate and mounted on distressed wood. Kinda resembles a wine or whiskey barrel lid. I'll post some pics of the others once Christmas is over so I don't spoil anyone's surprise. I made a couple of outdoor ones that are mounted on cedar wood and have stainless steel hardware to help withstand the weather.