Okay guys I need your help. I have that big 12pt I shot 2yrs ago just sitting in the basement and would like to mount it. I did a Euro mount of it and would like to do something with a wood background. I have been looking around online and see some different plaques but the thing I am having a hard time with is what type of wood to use? I have a Menards close, so I can get Oak, Hickory, Poplar and Maple. Below is something I am thinking about making. I thought about doing something nice with stain and what not and then I thought to myself, this was an old deer that was shot on an old cattle farm that has lots of old trash and equipment laying around it, so do something distressed looking. We had a lot of old barns taken down around me the last few years but everyone wants $100 a board or tells you not for sale. If I went with the distressed looks I could beat it with a chain a few times and leave it outside in the weather with some nails for awhile and find some old hinges at the flea market. Maybe snap the boards in half to give the broken look? I would kind of like to put a small Ohio decal out of wood in one of the corners too. I would also kind of like to turn its head a little bit so its not looking forward. BTW these are not my pictures. 4-6 pic is of the buck to be mounted.