This is the first of these I have made. It was created as a birthday present for a former student, with the Baltimore Skyline, and Bo and Utz characters placing the board as an homage to Baltimore. His Birth date is engraved at the bottom in Roman Numerals.
The board is from hard maple with inset cells for the tiles. Each cell is half the depth of the tile so tiles can be easily removed and replaced. The Extra Point cells are routed deeper than the others and inserts of different woods are added to provide the coloration difference normal to a Scrabble board.