Wooden Memorial Plaques & Benches

Bespoke wooden memorial plaques like no other...

At MakeMeSomethingSpecial, we understand that when you're choosing a memorial plaque for a lost loved one, you want something beautiful, high quality and long-lasting. That why when creating our bespoke wooden memorial plaques, every element is absolutely perfect. These wooden commemorative plaques are hand-made using some of the finest timber in the world. On top of that, the timbers are treated to withstand the harshest of British weather. S  you're given the peace of mind that your wooden memorial plaque will maintain its quality. Whatever kind of design you prefer - we can provide. From rustic oak memorial plaques or traditional smooth edged grave markers. You even have the option to add images to your commemorative plaque - in either 2D or 3D.

Handcrafted from the world's finest English Oak

These wooden memorial plaques are unlike any other plaques on the market. We use superior grade English Oak that's been sustainably sourced from Amish sawmills, grown on english soil, managed on an english historic country estate for generations, then felled and sawn less than 25 miles away from our workshop. The oak is picked by eye for its beauty and quarter sawn, before being hand-crafted in our workshop into a beautiful plaque. We then hand-sand it repeatedly and treat it for outdoor weather conditions.

Memorial garden plaques, made with love.

We have a selection of wooden memorial garden plaques available, all of which can be engraved however you wish. You can even add symbols and images. As well as our store selection, we can also create bespoke memorial plaques based on your unique requirements.

Fully bespoke memorial plaques

If you want us to create something different to what we have available, don't hesitate to give us a call on the number above to discuss it. We're happy to create bespoke memorial plaques based on the ideas you have. Talk us through what shape you'd like your wooden memorial plaque to be made from, what style you want it to be, and what kind of engraving you'd like it to be personalised with. We want your plaque to be absolutely perfect, so rest assured we will not disappoint.

High quality wooden memorial benches, built to last.

The wooden memorial benches at Make Me Something Special are made from 100% Teak. This tropical timber is perfect for crafting a garden memorial bench due to its resistance to harsh weather. When taken care of, a wood memorial bench made from Teak is likely to last upwards of 70 years. These wooden commemorative benches are available with a 2 seater, 3 seater or 4 seater configuration. And, can of course be personalised with an engraving of your choice.

Personalising your memorial garden bench

When it comes to personalising your memorial wooden garden bench, the options are almost limitless. Personalised engraved lettering on the top rail of the bench back comes included in the price. This is perfect for names, dates, a favourite poem, quote or saying. If you wish to personalise your memorial bench further, you can add more wording to the front panel, below the seat. There's also room to personalise each of the upright panels making up the back of the memorial bench. So talk to us directly if you'd like to personalise your commemorative bench even more. As well as text, you can also add carved symbols such as hearts, stars and even zodiac signs. These bespoke wooden garden benches look fantastic with coordinates engraved. So if you can think of a very special place where memories were made, it's a perfect way to cherish them.

Wood finish, maintenance and extra comfort options

Make Me Something Special's memorial garden benches come without any finish as standard. This is due to the fact that Teak is a naturally oily timber, perfectly suited for outdoor conditions. Your bench will fade to a pale silver colour in time if left untreated, so you do have the option to have it finished in Superior Grade Danish Oil. We also offer our Diamond-Coating finish for maximum protection. You are also able to add fitted cushions with coloured covers to your bench. These cushions are the perfect addition to making your personalised wooden memorial bench that extra bit comfy to sit on.

Customer Reviews

Fabulous wooden chopping board made to size. Really pleased with the result. I highly recommend this business.
I ordered a massive live edge chopping board from Make Me Something Special which arrived today. My husband had been looking at different boards for quite some time and never quite found exactly what he wanted until we found MMSS. I phoned to discuss my requirements with Ben and he was very knowledgeable and helpful when ordering. The board is absolutely stunning, it adds that finishing touch to our new kitchen. I wouldn’t hesitate to use this company again. Thankyou so much!
Ben & Harry, Thank you so much for my Phone Holder, it is just perfect. Best Wishes, Wendy
I have been looking for a large carving board with channels and a well to catch the meat juices for ages and came across MMSS. I spoke to Ben by phone a week before Christmas and we agreed the design. I assumed delivery would be after Christmas but no Ben assured me I would be carving the turkey on it this year. True to his word the board arrived on Christmas Eve. Ben also suggested an upgrade to dark walnut which I'm really pleased with. The board is exactly as I wanted it and looks stunning the finish is superb. I thought it may look slightly worse for wear after battling with the Turkey but once washed which was easy and re-oiled the board looks as good as the day it arrived. So thank you for great service and a fantastic product.
Highly recommend! Made me a personalised plaque exactly how I wanted, even sent me a computerised image to check it was correct before they made it. Michelle was very easy to deal with. And kept me updated with the order status.
I am so delighted with my engraved oak bench - the whole process was smooth and efficient, with impressive personal attention to detail in discussing particular aspects of the engraved motifs. The bench has been admired by many visitors and will hopefully continue to look handsome for many years to come!
What can I say but “wow, wow”, I am genuinely impressed and delighted with my order. Ben was so helpful and understanding throughout the whole process, nothing seemed too much trouble. I ordered a playing card box with personalised engraving on it. It looks superb. Can’t recommend this company enough, only wished I could upload a photo for you to see.
This is the second time we have bought a bespoke oak toy box for our grand children.As before the service and attention to detail has been top notch.Ben has been his usual accomodating self.The boxes have been superbly made and the delivery made in very substantial packing.The products and the service come highly recommended by me and I would highly recommend Make Me Someting Special.
I was well pleased with the product and with the excellent service.Nothing was too much trouble for Ben and his team. I have no hesitation in recommending this company.
I ordered a wooden plaque from central France; discussed the details; changed the wording. Nothing fazed the firm. The order was dealt with efficiently and swiftly. I have nothing but praise for the way my order was dealt with.
I ordered a wooden plaque from central France; discussed the details; changed the wording. Nothing fazed the firm. The order was dealt with efficiently and swiftly. I have nothing but praise for the way my order was dealt with.
I presented Ben with a very specific and difficult project. A wooden chair that I knew was difficult to build. Ben accepted the job, and I can confirm the results are amazing. The caliber that the chair has been completed at is at a level which reflects Bens talents. I’m truly impressed and would recommend Make me something special.
I presented Ben with a very specific and difficult project. A wooden chair that I knew was difficult to build. Ben accepted the job, and I can confirm the results are amazing. The caliber that the chair has been completed at is at a level which reflects Bens talents. I’m truly impressed and would recommend Make me something special.
Delighted with the matchbox, which is beautiffuly made and will be an unusual gift. Communication is good, a problem experienced was dealt with quickly and professionally. I would recommend this company without hesitation.
Where do I start... this company is absolutely incredible to deal with, from my initial questions about this item, through to the box I have just opened, containing the most beautiful chopping board I have ever seen! The quality of the wood is beautiful! I cant praise, thank, or recommend you enough...Well done, its been a pleasure to do business with you!Many thanks Pauline
Really helpful staff and very easy ordering process. We wanted a bespoke board for a wedding cake which could double up as a cheese board later at the wedding party. The result was also a beautiful personalised keepsake, we were all thrilled with it.
The team did a brilliant job of helping me to create a very special gift for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, and they went out of their way to help me arrange the delivery on the specific day. My parents love it! The bench is incredibly well made - very solid - and being able to add the special message made it extra special. Can't recommend this company highly enough - will definitely be ordering from them again.
I ordered a wooden bench as a wedding gift, inscribed in three different places with personal messages. It needed to be shipped abroad by a specific date.The quality of the bench was fantastic: very well presented and oiled. Throughout the process I was updated with photos and the shipping date was met. Highly recommended.
I am absolutely thrilled with the beautiful house sign that Ben and his colleagues have made for me. It is superb quality workmanship using a beautiful piece of oak. It couldn’t be more perfect.
The most beautiful board I have ever worked on. The craftsmanship of the block is astounding...it is so well made! The wood retains the sharpness of my knives like nothing else. It looks beautiful in the kitchen and is such a statement piece. As a professional chef with over 35 years in the business...I couldn't recommend this board more.
I purchased a Large Live Edge Cutting Board, and despite my order being tight for time - my fault - the board arrived in good time for my wife’s birthday. She’s been lusting after one of these for ages, and she’s not disappointed. Such a fantastic piece of oak: heavy, perfectly cut, finished, and oiled. It’s a real work of art. It’ll be used every day and will be well looked after. You can just tell it’s going to last several lifetimes. On the downside - for my wallet at least - she’s already been browsing the Make Me Something Special website. I’ve been very impressed with the company. Aside from the quality of the product, communications have been great, and the delivery perfect. We’ll definitely be buying again from them.
The most beautiful board I have ever worked on. The craftsmanship of the block is astounding...it is so well made! The wood retains the sharpness of my knives like nothing else. It looks beautiful in the kitchen and is such a statement piece. As a professional chef with over 35 years in the business...I couldn't recommend this board more.
I was delighted with the service I received from Make Me Something Special. I wanted a memorial plaque for a grave and spoke to a charming gentleman called Ben who listened to my request and made suggestions. My order was carved in beautiful English oak exactly as I requested and ready on the day it was promised. I was so pleased with the finished product and the professional service I received that I would look forward to ordering oak gifts from them in the future.Very highly recommended 5* company.
Make me Something Special made a beautiful bespoke chopping board for us. It is beautifully made and worth every penny. We absolutely love it and would thoroughly recommend them.
I have placed 2 orders with make me something special and both occasions been blown away by their outstanding service and products. From the point of ordering to receiving my orders the streamlined services were faultless. The product itself is breathtaking, such craftsmanship and so personal... when you order with make me something special.. they literally do make something very special! Thank you Thank you Thank you! I look forward to placing many more orders in the future..!!
Can't recommend this company enough. I wanted to purchase a 'Live Edge' chopping board and Ben couldn't have been more helpful. He took the time to discuss exactly what I needed and within a couple of weeks this beauty arrived. Love it, the finish is amazing, its so smooth and love the grain of the wood. A lovely addition to my kitchen that will get loads of use and admired every day.
They called me to talk about the details I wanted to ensure I got exactly what I hoped — and I did. Beautiful oak sign, well carved and carefully painted. Great product and service.
So delighted with my order of engraved tea lights. They are simply beautiful and so well crafted. Exceptional workmanship. Will definitely be ordering again. Couldn’t be happier. Thanks again. Helena
Just received my chopping board. quality AWESOME. My hubby will be totally blown away by this on Christmas day. I'm sure he won't even mind doing the sprouts now!!!!! Thank you so much. YOUR COMPANY IS SECOND TO NONE AND I WIL BE ORDERING ALL MY SPECIAL GIFTS FROM YOU IN FUTURE.
We have just received 2 wonderful toy boxes for our grandchildren for Christmas, i have bought them in memory of their great grandfather and we are absolutely thrilled and i am sure they will go on to be family heirlooms in the future, excellent service as always. Thank you
Ben made a stunning bespoke wall plaque for me from solid oak. I had a very clear idea of how I wanted it to look, and none of the design features I was asking for were easy to do, but Ben persevered with all my tweaks and changes until we got it exactly right. What I have now is an heirloom piece of the highest quality that will stay on my wall for life and be passed down. Superb.
We had a bespoke oak memorial plaque made for our parents, we are so pleased with it and it is exactly as we requested. The service was both professional and friendly from start to finish. Definitely recommend and we will be placing further orders. Thank you
We are absolutely delighted with the house sign that Ben and his team made; it is beautifully crafted and designed. The delivery time was much quicker than expected. Very pleased, thank you.
We are beyond thrilled with the beautiful toy box we ordered in celebration of our daughter's Christening. Something very special from her family for her to treasure. Hand-crafted and worth every penny. All communications I had with the company were easy with fast responses. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Last minute decision to buy a chopping board from Make Me Something Special for a birthday present. Customer service was excellent, very responsive, ensuring the board was received in time for the birthday, even though we were very late in ordering. Quality is superb too! Couldn't have asked for more.
I bought a 5 tea light holder with carving relevant to a golden wedding anniversary and I couldn't be happier. All communications were swift and thorough, questions answered likewise, the packaging of the gift was impressive and I will be ordering from this firm again. Do not hesitate to buy from this talented craftsman!
My beautiful swing has just arrived for my grandsons 3rd birthday in march, it looks fantastic! I'm so pleased with it! Just as pleased with it as the toy box I bought for his 1st birthday, if cared for well these are gifts that last a lifetime. Thanks again
Stunning work and outstanding customer service. The craftsmanship and attention to detail of this toy box is unsurpassed. It is very well made and beautiful. The hinges make the lid very safe. This will be in our family for generations. Regarding the level of care by the customer service, it was on point and professional. I cannot say enough kind words about Make Me Something Special
I bought two toy boxes for my grandchildren and they arrived as promised in time for Christmas. Ben is extremely helpful and patient! Nothing is too much trouble. I wanted a different paint colour than was shown on the website and they sourced the paint for me. The boxes arrived really well packed in a crate that protected the boxes. The boxes are of a very high quality and the colour is perfect. I would not hesitate to purchase from this supplier again and would highly recommend them.
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