I'm actually doing this now...
I carved our last name into a big piece of wood, and all of our first names (dog included of course) in smaller pieces and am now using a wood burning tool to give it a distressed look. Once that's done, i plan on staining the wood and putting on some sort of clear coat. I havn't yet decided how or what i'm going to mount it on.
2011 Jayco Bungalow 40BHS
Crowe Lake, Marmora,ON Canada
Wifey, 2 boys, and a jack russell terrier