Now for some before, after and how I did this.
These are the tools I used plus a drill of which I clearly
forgot to place in the photo.
A belt sander, Dremel tool, jig saw, circular saw & drill
I started w/this piece of reclaimed wood I had at the house
I then decided on my dimensions, sketched the word onto the wood
cut the piece out using my circular saw, used my jig saw to cut the
outline out, then drilled holes on the insides of the 'D','E' & 'A' in order
to get my jig saw inside those areas.After that I used my belt sander to
bring back the natural wood character of the piece. It had
years of varnish or whatever on it. When I was done with that
I took my Dremel tool and smoothed out all the edges on the
inside and outside of the whole piece, until I was happy w/
how it looked. I have now only to decide what color to paint
it. *Sorry I don't have step by step pics, I was too focused
on doing the piece that I forgot....whoops
And here is the finished product.