Just like all of our other quality redwood benches, the VA Wooden Bench is custom made for every order. Much like the great veterans that inspired it, this bench is tough, and built to last for many years to come. Whether it’s outside elements or heavy regular use, this bench will hold its ground. It won’t bend, rot, or fade, because it’s made with superior craftsmanship, and impeccable restoration forestry timber.
- Available in four standard sizes up to 8 ft in length. Need a custom size? Just Let Us Know!
- Use Select Options below to select cushion, leg type, stain/finish, and engraving options.
- Bench is named after the VA because it was designed and first installed at the VA Hospital in Fresno, CA.
- Not just for Veteran's, but for anyone that wants a bench that will truly last a lifetime.
- Unmatched Materials & Craftsmanship - thick timbered, finely finished Redwood combined with 1/4" thick steel framing, stainless steel hardware and the best weather resistant sealants.
- Quick simple assembly. Just attach the timbers to the steel framing with the included bolts.
- Wooden benches handcrafted from Redwood.
If you’d like to get your own VA Wooden Bench, shipped right to your door, you can custom order online right here. Choose your size, your stain type, and even have us engrave it to make your memories last through this great piece of redwood furniture. We ship all over the United States, and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions about special orders, pricing, and customization.
Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
VA Bench Seating Capacity Table
|Bench Length (feet)||Adult Seating Capacity||Approx. Weight (lbs)|
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VA Bench Dimensions
All benches are 12"H. Seat is 17¼"D. Boards are full dimension 3¾" by 3¾" timbers. Ships in 6 parts only - the 4 timbers and the 2 metal legs.
The steel frames are powder-coated so they will never rust and are fabricated from 1/4-inch thick steel. For the legs, you have two options:
Extra-Long Legs Option
Bolt-Down Legs Option
Extra-Long Legs Option:
Has 30" long legs beneath the benches so you can set them in concrete 18" deep.
Bolt-Down Legs Option:
Comes with a folded metal base so you can bolt the legs to an existing deck or concrete pad instead of having to bury the metal in concrete.
Would you like to add a personal engraved message to your furniture?
Select "Custom Engraving" under Advanced Options. The engraving size we normally use translates to about 14 characters per foot. The default color for lettering is black. If you prefer a different color, let us know. There will be a small charge for changing the font color.
We will center the engraving on the front trim piece of the seat unless you specify elsewhere. Please let us know your instructions on placement and line break(s) – if not specified, they will be placed at the shop's discretion.
If you'd like a particular font style, please send a Word or PDF document with the font, spacing, and the exact wording and punctuation you’d like. We will trace your document directly onto the wood. Send it to [email protected].
If you are undecided on your engraving message, and would prefer to send it after you place your order, just let us know in the comment box so we know to expect it later. Due to limitations of the engraving tool (we cut ¼” wide and ¼” deep into the wood), we may not be able do certain fonts and will let you know if there is an issue.
MEMORIAL PLAQUE INLAY
If you plan a plaque for your bench, we can inlay it for you at no extra charge. We don't order or make plaques. Once your plaque is made, ship it to Forever Redwood at 33800 Annapolis Rd., Annapolis, CA 95412. A local engraver can assist you with the Plaque details. If you cannot find a local engraver, we recommend the following engraver:
Jay’s Engraving & Rubber Stamp Co. Attention: Ms. Janet Gossage 3185 Cleveland Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403 707 542 3873 www.jaysengraving.com
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 on the front trim piece of the seat unless you specify where you'd like the plaque placed.
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).
Assembly Instructions for: VA Wooden Bench
All You Need is a Few Tools and a Friend.
Assembly is best done by two people and usually takes about half a day to a day, depending on size. Pergolas need a ratchet wrench, a hammer and a ladder to put them together. In some cases, you might need a drill to attach the posts into concrete. As with all our products, we preassemble pergolas in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included and all parts are clearly labeled before it is shipped. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Take a look at our assembly instructions below for specific details. If you plan to pour concrete to hold the posts, the project will require an additional half day prior to assembly. Please do the concrete pour a few days prior to assembly to allow the concrete to cure.
Special talent is not required to re-assemble our pergolas. But, if you would like help, just let us know. We have our own team for installations in California, Nevada and Southern Arizona and a network of local contractors we recommend for farther afield.
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year-round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesn’t hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you don’t have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If you’d like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish.