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”.
Monument Bases