Personal memorial benches are one of the most popular ways to memorialize a deceased loved one. They can be put anywhere, are tall enough for people walking by to notice it, and can really enhance the environment. They remind us of that special person’s life and accomplishments. When ordering a memorial bench, there are some things to consider. Here is what you should keep in mind before you buy a bench to honor that special someone.
Material and Durability
One thing to keep in mind is what the bench is made out of. Gauge steel is one of the most popular choices for many clients because it is durable and can come in a variety of colors. Since these benches can better withstand the sun and rainstorms, you can expect them to last for a very long time.
You can ensure the bench’s longevity by selecting a good location for it. Once you have a select location in mind, observe the area and see what open spaces would be great to place a bench in. If you have a gauge steel bench, a great place to put it would be underneath a tree or a source of shade. Less exposure to the sun can make it more comfortable to sit on.
What makes memorial benches special is that they have a message inscribed to honor a loved one. It could simply feature their name or a meaningful quote. The text can be inside a tiny plaque attached to the bench or spread across the whole seat.
How you want the words to appear and the material you choose can influence the overall design of the memorial bench. Most colored steel gauge benches typically have the text in large, white letters imprinted right in the middle of the seat, making it very easy for people passing by to read it. Some people may be enticed to stop and read the plaque if it contrasts significantly with the bench.
The words you place on the bench can also affect their decision. Some people may not want to sit on the bench if they can see how much you wanted to make the text stand out to memorialize your loved one. Larger text can also make the backrest feel different for some sitting down, so you may want to consider a small plaque or decreasing the size of the letters if you want more people to take a seat on the bench.
Time and Availability
Death comes unexpectedly, so how soon you want to commemorate a loved one impacts your decision. If you want to place the memorial bench days or even a weeks after the passing, you will need to find someone who can get the job done fast. Find a company that is able to meet your timeline, but keeping in mind quality.
A memorial bench is a special way to honor and remember a loved one. It’s a great place to sit and reminisce about the things they’ve done as well. If you need further help on creating this dedication to your loved one, contact Outdoor School Furniture. We make the best memorial benches as well as regular outdoor benches out of the most durable material. Check out our inventory on our website.