While bases don’t have the prominence that dies do, they are nonetheless important. Lean about them here.
- Virtually all upright monuments use at least one supporting base. Those that don’t are called “Monolithic”.
- The simplest base style has a polished flat top (PFT) and balanced rock pitched (BRP) sides.
- Bases can be “dressed up” by adding polished margins, drop washes, name chamfers, or beveled fronts.
- Although most bases have square corners with straight sides, some are now being produced with rounded ends and some are even being shaped with curved edges.
- Some monuments even have more than one base. In such cases, the upper base is referred to as the “sub-base” and the lower one is called the “bottom base”.