Engraving or Plaque Requests

Below is an example of our Engraving option. Engraving is the most popular option for placing a message on your furniture.

If you'd like to add an Engraving message, please type in the message as you'd like it included on your set in the Comment/Special Requests Box below.

If you prefer a Plaque, we recommend you have it made at a local engraver or trophy shop so you can be intimately involved with the layout and materials choices and be sure you get exactly what you are envisioning. Plaques have a 3" height limitation for our furniture. Usually there is no width limitation. If you'd like, as a courtesy, we can inlay your plaque on your furniture at no extra cost. This involves cutting out approximately 3/8" of wood where the plaque will sit so it looks best long-term.

If you are adding a plaque and want us to do the inlay work, please mention this in the Comments/Special Requests box that you will be forwarding a plaque to us for inlaying (otherwise your furniture may be on its way before we receive the plaque...).

Some plaque designs do not need to be inlayed and you can just order them locally and add them anytime. Your engraver/trophy shop can explain further.

If you cannot find a local engraver or trophy shop, we have used a local Northern California engraver for many years:

Jay's Engraving
3185 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 542-3873.

Contact person is Janet Gossage. Let her know Forever Redwood sent you and to forward the finished Plaque directly to us.

If sending a plaque to be inlayed, the address is:

The UPS Store (Forever Redwood)
2364 Paseo De Las Americas Ste 104
San Diego, CA 92154.

Please be sure to include your order number with the plaque so we are certain to place it on the right order!

Be sure to let us know in the comments box that you will be sending a plaque for inlaying so we know to hold your bench until the plaque arrives. We will inlay your plaque in the center of the top backrest board, unless otherwise specified. If placed in this location, the plaque can be up to 3" H and any width you like. If there is no backrest (backless bench), we will place the plaque on the front trim piece of the seat unless you specify where you'd like the plaque placed.

The board is 4 3/4" but has a 1" notch to attach the slats, so the space to place a plaque is 3 3/4" as shown below. We recommend the plaques to be up to 3" to avoid issues with the edges.

A popular and less expensive way to place a long lasting message on a bench or other piece of furniture is to have us engrave the message directly onto the wood (see Custom Engraving for more information).