Welcome to TA Wood and Vinyl - This is a listing for a 21 in tall and 5 in at widest point soldier cross. The picture is of a Mahogany wood, but we can also make it out of Cherry wood. Currently, we do not make it out of oak because the details are not as visible. We will continue to try and develop the oak option.
The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross, Battlefield Cross or Battle Cross is a symbolic replacement of a cross, or marker appropriate to an individual service-member's religion, on the battlefield or at the base camp for a soldier who has been killed. It is made up of the soldier's rifle stuck into the ground or into the soldier's boots, with helmet on top. Dog tags are sometimes placed on the rifle, and the boots of the dead soldier can be placed next to the rifle. The purpose is to show honor and respect for the dead at the battle site. The practice started during or prior to the American Civil War, as a means of identifying the bodies on the battleground before removal. Today, it is a means of showing respect for the dead amongst the still living members of the troop. It is commonly seen in the field or base camp after a battle, especially among American troops in Afghanistan or Iraq. While it is used less today as a means of identification, it still serves as a method of mourning among the living, as attending the funeral is not always possible for soldiers still in combat.
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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
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We love making custom wood items but it does take time to design, make any changes that are needed, making sure its perfect as can be and then make. Depending on if were making something from scratch or making changes to a current item will depend on how long it will take. If your item is from scratch, please give us roughly 2-4 months to make sure its perfect. Vinyl is not included in this timeline, that is less than a week for custom designs.
Each item has it's size listed, but we can make things bigger or smaller as needed. Need an item for a wreath or a custom shadow box, just shoot us a message. Send us what you need an an estimated size and we can work with you from there.
Max size for wood items: 4 feet x 8 feet (yep, that's correct)
Max size for vinyl items: 2 feet X 10 feet
We do gift wrap for FREE!!! Just let us know in the notes its a gift and ask for wrapping. Some customers prefer to see it first before they give it as a gift, where some are not able to be with their loved one for the holiday and wants to make sure its wrapped. We can wrap it and even add a small TA Wood and Vinyl card so you gift is perfect.
Yes, please let us know what you need. We will give you a cost estimate before we start the design process. We will create a listing for you to purchase and we will start working with you on your design. If for some crazy reason were not able to get the design correct, we will refund your money. We're no longer able to start working on your item with out payment or a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable if you decide you do not want the item after all and we have started making your custom design.
Yes, We charge you what were charged. We do not price gouge, we have lived in these locations and understand that many companies act like you live in another world. We're not like that, we will ship to you. No problems.