I was asked to make a memorial bench for Christ College in Brecon, UK. It was to match an existing hexagonal bench alongside it. When the school saw my version, the ground staff were asked to give the finish of the original a “refresh”.
I chose to make it from sweet chestnut, which is stable and durable for outdoor use. I left the wood without any finish, so it will turn a beautiful silver/grey over the years. The carving on the back rails reads “you’ll never walk alone”, in memory of a pupil who was a Liverpool FC fan. The tree in the middle is a red-leaf acer, to reflect the famous Liverpool kit. The letters were hand cut by expert letter carver Rupert King. Here he is in his workshop.