Bench Commission

Beginning the Family Tree
Beginning the Family Tree

Manny was commissioned to create the perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift for the clients' parents. He worked with them on the design, building in elements that were personal and meaningful. This was the first piece built. It includes the client's name and names of his wife and son. Each portion of this piece was hand forged out of mild steel round stock.

Back Detail - Right
Back Detail - Right

The clients' families frequently spend time camping and hiking in the northeast region of the US, spending time near the ocean and in national parks. Manny incorporated one of the mountain ranges near a location that they frequently visit, as well as rocks that the families have collected over the years.

Back Detail - Left
Back Detail - Left

In addition to the rocks, Manny included abstract waves in the design.

Finished Back
Finished Back

The parents of the clients have the initials G and J, so these were included to further personalize the bench.

Side Detail
Side Detail

In addition to the abstract waves on the back, the armrests have a wave shape to further tie in the clients' love of the water.

Finished Bench
Finished Bench

Here's the finished piece upon delivery. It fits in perfectly with the garden decor.