MEMORIAL DESIGNS

Memorial Designs

Birk Monumental Mfg specializes in custom cemetery monument design. We have highly skilled and trained designers and craftsmen who use the latest technology to create the perfect monument for you. With an endless list of memorial symbols, carvings and finishes, you will truly be able to erect a lasting tribute to your loved one.

Stone Finishes

Polished Finish

Surface of the monument is rubbed with abrasives at high speeds to create a polished finish.

Sawed, Steeled, Frosted

By sawing the surface, we create a matte finish. We can also accomplish this look with sandblasting the surface of the monument with steel, or by frosting it with sand.

Polished Margin

We frost a designated area of the stone to allow for lettering.

Shell Rock

Also referred to as a ‘Rock Pitch’, this is a hewn surface with hewn sides.


Types of Carving
While there are many techniques for carving into stone surfaces, here are four of the most popular processes:
Etching

Utilizes contrast by cracking the surface of black stone with a laser or diamond-tipped tool to create bright lettering.
Bas Relief

Cuts away the entire surface of the monument to leave flowers in bas relief on top of the other surface.

Flat Carving or Line Carving

We sandblast an image on to the stone.
Shaped Carving

This technique takes years of training to administer. We shape petals and leaves with a special sandblast nozzle to create a depth and sense of reality to the carvings on the monument.

Lettering

From fonts to techniques, we offer a wide range of lettering for funeral monuments and grave markers.
There are some samples of our lettering possibilities.

Sunk (V-Sunk) Sandblasted In Steeled Finish (Modified Roman)

Frosted Outline (Double Outline) Letters in Polish (Sans Serif/Optima)

Frosted Outline (Double Outline) Letters in Polish (Modified Roman)

Sunk (V-Sunk) Sandblasted In Steeled Finish (Uncial Gothic)

Square Edge Raised Letters in a Straight Line Panel (Modified Classic Roman)

Frosted Outline (Double Outline) Letters in Polish (Custom Font/Hand-Drawn)

Sunk (V-Sunk) Sandblasted In Steeled Finish (Old English)

Frosted Outline (Double Outline) Letters in Polish (Old English)

Sunk (Sandblasted) Into Polish (Vermarco)

Sunk (V-Sunk) Sandblasted In Steeled Finish (Condensed Modified Roman)

Sunk (V-Sunk) Sandblasted In Steeled Finish (Modified Roman)

Round Edge Raised Letters in Relief (Custom Lettering/Hand-Drawn)

Round Edge Raised Letters in a Straight Line Panel (Modified Classic Roman)

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