Just finished an Easter gift for my SIL.
The main pieces were cut from a gorgeous piece of 4/4 gummy cherry I ran across at our semi-local Woodcrafters. Cut out the basic shapes on my scroll saw (one inch hardwood is not GF-friendly ) after planing. Cuts were intentionally ragged / loose to enhance the “stone” look of the tomb.
In addition to engraving the tombstone on my GF, I cut out the crosses from medium PG cherry hardwood and laminated them together.
Finished everything with homemade board balm and did not bother sanding down the raised grain, as I liked the rougher texture it gave the crosses, for example.