Engraved Bench Tops- Customer Photos
Our customer Angel Hernandez has been sending us some amazing photos of his engraved bench tops. In this post I am going to share his process for applying letters or engraving to your concrete benches. Thank you Angel for sharing your photos and your technique!
A Giving Gift
It made my day just opening the email from Hernandez with these photos. What a thoughtful gift for his community. Hernandez delivered this customized bench to his local sheriffs office as a gift to express his gratitude for their hard work.
Here is what Hernandez had to say about his project.
" A few days ago my wife & I had the honor to meet and stand among these gentlemen that serve and protect our city. I can't thank them enough for the hard work they put into building a stronger and safer community here in the City of Deltona and the County of Volusia.
The Kindly accepted our appreciation bench, a small token of gratitude that we can not compare to the greatness in their daily valor. Every day they put their lives on the line for us citizens and among the negative things going on in this small community can make changes for the greater good, and have a positive outlook instead of allowing the bad to vanquish us." Angel Hernandez @lifeisdogs
Want to make your own personalized bench? Here are the tips and tricks behind his process. Thank you again Angel Hernandez for sharing these photos as well as your instructions!!
1x Bench Mold-
4x Vynal Lettering - (This site lets you customize fonts and placement) You will need 4 of each letter for thickness
1x 80 lb bag of concrete- Or 2 60 lb bags for our large curved bench and double bench leg
1x can Ace Metallic Paint ( or any other outdoor paint of your choosing)
- Paint brushes in a few different sizes
Step 1: Place your letters in your mold
* Remove the sticky film from the Vynal then place your letters on the mold
(Make sure the writing is backwards or mirrored, as shown in the photo)
* Spray cooking spray evenly over the inside of the bench mold and on the letters.
* Pour the concrete mixture into the mold slowly and tapp the sides of the bench mold to get air bubbles out.
* Let dry for 24hrs. If you leave it longer that is fine.
Step 2: Painting Your Letters
* Remove your Vynal letters
* Tape the stencil to the bench (over the letters)
* Use paint brushes and paint to fill in your letters
* Let the paint dry