Schneider Monument Co.

 

518 E Green Bay St
Shawano, WI 54166

Schneider Monument Co Shawano, Wisconsin

715-526-2613

Schneider Monument Co Shawano, Wisconsin
 
 
Monument Company Memorial Design & Restoration Wisconsin

Monument Design and Restoration

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(715) 526-2613

Step 1: The Style Of Your Monument

In general, the basic styles of monuments are: Flush, Bevel, Slant, and Upright Monuments. There are also alternative styles such as: Bench, Cremation, and Specialty Memorials.

Step 2: The Size Of Your Monument

Next is to think about the size that you want the monument. Monument sizes are generally listed as length x width x height.

Flush Monument Sizes

• Single grave. One name. 24” x 12” x 4”
• Single grave. Two names. 36” x 12” x 4”
• Double grave. Two names. 36” x 12” x 4” Can be larger depending on amount of artwork.
• Infant marker. 16” x 8” x 4”

Bevel Monument Sizes

• Single grave. One name. 24” x 12” x 6”
• Single grave. Two names. 36” x 12” x 6”
• Double grave. Two names. 36” x 12” x 6” Or larger depending on amount of artwork.
• Infant marker. 16” x 8” x 6”

Slant Monument Sizes

• Single grave. One name. 24” x 10” x 16”
• Single grave. Two names. 36” x 10” x 16”
• Double grave. Two names. 36” x 10” x 16” Or larger depending on amount of artwork.
• Infant marker. 20” x 10” x 16”

Slant on Base Monument Sizes

• Single grave. One name. 24” x 10” x 16” (Slant on Base. 34” x 14” x 6”)
• Single grave. Two names. 36” x 10” x 16” (Slant on Base. 42” x 14” x 6”)
• Double grave. Two names. 36” x 10” x 16” (Slant on Base. 48” x 14” x 6”) Can be larger depending on amount of artwork.
• Infant marker. 20” x 10” x 16” (Slant on Base. 30” x 14” x 6”)

Upright Monument Sizes

• Single grave. One name. 24” x 6” x 18” (Tablet on Base. 34” x 12” x 6”)
• Double grave. Two names. 36” x 6” x 20” (Tablet on Base. 48” x 12” x 6”)
• Double grave. Two names. 36” x 8” x 24” (Tablet on Base. 48” x 14” x 8”)
• Double grave. Two names. 42” x 6” x 20” (Tablet on Base. 54” x 12” x 6”)
• Double grave. Two names. 42” x 8” x 26” (Tablet on Base. 54” x 14” x 8”)
• Double grave. Two or more names. 42” x 6” x 20” (Tablet on Base. 54” x 12” x 6”)
• Double grave. Two or more names. 42” x 8” x 26” (Tablet on Base. 54” x 14” x 8” or larger.)
• Infant monument. 16” x 4” x 18” (Tablet on Base. 20” x 10” x 6”)

Bench Monument Sizes

• A single grave bench will typically have a 36” long seat.
• A two grave lot, or larger depending, will usually have a 48” long seat.

Step 3: The Materials Your Monument Is Made Of

Throughout time, monuments and memorials have been made out of many different materials. Materials such as: wood, gold, and even dirt have been used to mark a burial resting place.

Today, we want these memorials to stand the test of time, which is why here at Schneider Monument Co. we mainly use the highest quality granite because:

• Granite is available in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns
• Todays engraving technology allows for virtually any design to be brought to life
• Variety of finishes allows for unique design styles
• Superior durability

Step 4: The Finish Of Your Monument

Once you've chosen from all of the other options, we now come to choosing a finish. The following are the most common finishes that we use today.

• Polished. Smooth, glass-like appearance
• Steeled / Frosted. Smooth, but non-polished. Appearance is achieved by sandblasting a Polished with textured steel shot
• Sawn. Semi-smooth finish, achieved after being cut with a wire or diamond saw blade
• Rock Pitch. Rough, rugged-like rock finish

Specialty Finishes

In some cases, a specialty finish can be used. Contact us with what you have in mind and we will see if it can be achieved.

Step 5: The Design Of Your Monument

Once every other element has been chosen, its time to consider how it will all go together. With our tools and experience, we are able to create a custom memorial with virtually any artwork or design.

We can also consult with you to help you design the monument. Whether you want a simple memorial or an extravagant one, we will help you make it happen.

During the design process, there are four main decisions to consider, these are:

1. Layout
2. Lettering
3. Carving Style
4. Artwork

Layout

The layout refers to the actual placement of words and any design you may want to include on the memorial. We recommend starting with the family name, then individual names, then dates, then lastly any artwork or designs.

Lettering

When deciding on lettering for your memorial, there are two things to consider, the type of engraving, and the font. We offer a variety of engraving options such as:

• V-Sunk Letters in a Panel: Usually placed in an area where polish has been removed. Easiest to read and work well on all granite colors. We do not recommend using V-Sunk Letters unless they are located within a panel.
• Polished Outline Letters: Display nicely within a panel. Shows well on darker granite colors.
• Axed Outline Letters: Displays best on dark granite.
• Scooped & Highlighted Letters: Should only be used on dark (black) granite.
• Shadow Outline: Similar to Axed Outline Lettering, but right side of outline is extra wide.
• Vermarco-Beadless Panel Lettering: Beadless means not outlined. Used primarily for epitaphs.

Fonts

In general, we use traditional roman font as our standard option, this is because it is the easiest to read. We also can do different fonts as long as they are not too complex. Contact us to find out if we can do the font you are thinking of.

Carving

There are three basic types of carving that we offer: Flat Carving,  Shape Carving, and Etchings.

Flat Carving

This is the most common style of carving. Flat carving is when the object is two-dimensional with the image v-sunk into the granite.

Shape Carving

Shape carving is something that is usually done if any leaves, flowers, or other plant-based images or designs are present. We contour the leaves and flowers to add depth to the carving and make them look more life like.

Etching

Etching is the technique used to achieve the most detailed and intricate designs. Etching normally utilizes computer software and a high powered laser. With etching, we can achieve fine details such as animal feathers and hair. We are also able to achieve photo quality portraits with the laser engraver.

BUSINESS ADDRESS

Schneider Monument Co.

518 E Green Bay St
Shawano, WI 54166

HOURS OF OPERATION

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat - Closed
Sun - Closed
** Weekend Appointments Available upon Request

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