All of our basswood country plaques or signs have a natural appearance with the bark on the sides of each piece. The basswood will have all of the "natural" elements left in each piece. Every piece is slightly different in appearance. The face of each plaque is sanded smooth. Basswood is an excellent wood to paint, wood burn or decoupage. We can use our full color printer or our laser to personalize any of the plaques and signs that we offer. Call or email us to discuss any personalization of any of our products that we offer.