At Classic we combine traditional and modern techniques & tools to offer our clients a unique set of personalisation options.
We can work from an image or drawing that you provide or you can allow us to design something for you. We’ll then provide a full photo preview of how it will look on your chosen memorial bench design for your approval.
All of the options below are weather proof, permanent and are designed to last the lifetime of the bench.
Classic Deeply Carved Inscriptions
We offer a full memorial bench inscription service to our clients and take great care in the design and layout. Carving deeply into the hardwood means that our beautiful carved inscriptions cast a lovely shadow and don’t require blackening.
Our traditional script is Times Roman, either regular or in italics if you’d prefer a less formal appearance, although do please note that we are able to carve any character style you wish onto any part of the bench.
Brass & Stainless Steel Plaques
We can provide a handsome plaque for your memorial bench in a number of materials, the most popular being brass or stainless steel.
Bench designs such as our Classic I and Woodsman suit a rectangular plaque while on our Classic II and Classic III benches look lovely with an oval plaque which sits nicely with the shape of the top rail.
As standard all of our plaques are recessed into the timber to be flush with the surface of the wood.
Above: Inlaid Brass or Bronze composite ANY SHAPE or SIZE
Made & engraved by Classic from pure brass or bronze powder mixed with a special resin.
This type of plaque will never tarnish, need no screws and cannot be removed.
Pristine flush to the surface of the wood.
Fine Wood engravings
Our craftsmen can carve something wonderful for you by working from an image that you provide or by interpreting an idea you may have.
We normally run a little wood dye into wood engravings to make them stand out. When the design is very intricate, we inlay black epoxy resin which sets like stone and is sanded smooth to the surface of the wood. This ‘fixes’ the design and keeps it safe from chipping or damage. These techniques are weatherproof, permanent and designed to last the lifetime of the bench. Please see our gallery of work for more examples of our wood engravings.
Wood engraving can be done on any part of any bench. Our benches are handmade to order which means that we can incorporate a wide centre panel in the beck of the bench to accommodate a beautiful wood engraving or carving.
“So glad we trusted you with our order and are so pleased with the end result, you have done a fantastic job.”
(Anne, Jack and Ben Jenkins. – April 2018)
“The bench is quite magnificent !! Many thanks indeed on behalf of the family.”
(Finlay April 2018)