This is the Gift
A Toronto tradition since the early 1940s. Started by Ridpaths Fine Furniture and continued
by Shepherd's Cottage of Markham .
Antique Extra Dark Stain
A Wedding Gift for all the right reasons.
A small sturdy table/ bench/ stool, the height of a chair, it will find a place in their home and be useful and enduring.

The simple symbolism it contains,
perhaps first unseen, becomes  apparent on some reflection.

The top provides protection and allows the couple to share the weight of their world.

The names are carved on alternate sides. This gives each person their own outlook their own equal space and no one comes first.

The dates are carved on the ends, thus the names are
held together by the wedding day.
The bench is made of oak, a hardwood with strength and character.

So like a marriage, with some care and concern, both
will last a long time. 
As a birth gift it will be something they will have
all of their lives.
Celibrate a journey begun in kindergarten with
this graduation gift.
That special anniversary deserves recognition.
It could also be used for a retirement, years of servive gift.
Walnut Stain
Modern Style,
Extra Dark Stain
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Shepherd's Cottage
111 Dickson Hill Rd.
Markham ON
Shepherd's Cottage
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In the shop Building a Memory Bench Video
Please Note. We will be away Feb. 4 to Mar. 20. Contact us by phone or email.