Iwo Jima WWII Memorial sign! We designed and made this out of 1/8” thick steel. We can make this for you as it is shown, or customize it for you. For no additional charge, we will make it with 1/4″ square stock legs so that it may be stuck in the ground as a sign or marker. If so, it will be approximately 32” tall if you count the legs.
We painted one as an example of what you can do (or have us do) by choosing the “Painted Like Picture” option when checking out. It has a white outline on the 1/8” thick edge going around the men (and will have white on the back so we can pull off this cool effect) and a “dirtied” Red and Blue flag which we over-sprayed with black to mute the otherwise bright red and blue. After all, the flag would not have been pristine under war conditions.
We also can customize it any way you want, such as put it in the center with a person’s name and dates in a circle going around it, or rank/name at the bottom. We can also make it larger if you like. Just start up a conversation with us, let us know how we can incorporate our design as we make you your own unique art, and we will get you a quote.
***Please note that steel in its natural state has blemishes in it. If you go with natural metal or a “Sealed” or “Clear” option, the blemishes will show. If you do not want to see them, we recommend flat black paint or any other color you choose. Or just let us know if you prefer several different colors like the third picture and we will paint it for you. Of course, you can always paint it later yourself. 🙂 Also, note that the sealed option (which makes it a darker steel color) takes a full 24 hours to cure, so it adds one day to the ship time.
Does Thickness Matter? YES! But it can be confusing because a lot of ads say “heavy duty,” “thick,” or “very durable,” but those are just words. Some ads will tell you it is a particular gauge, but if you are like us, these approaches make us feel like a goat looking at a watch – – pretty confused! So, in this listing we use 1/8″ thick metal. Let’s put that in a list of thicknesses using common coins:
1/8″ = .125″ = 11 Gauge = Thicker than a Quarter and a Dime Stacked on Top of Each Other (2.4% Thicker). It is 250% thicker than 18 Gauge and 60% thicker than 14 Gauge.
5/64″ = .078″ = 14 Gauge = Barely Thicker than a Nickel (1.6% thicker).
1/20″ = .05″ = 18 Gauge = Almost as Thick as a Dime (it is 6% short)
If you have a really heavy plant that you are concerned about, or you want it really durable, we make this out of 1/4″ steel, which is twice as thick as our 1/8″ (five times thicker than 18 gauge). It would be thicker than two quarters and two dimes, all four stacked on top of each other, and is called 3 gauge!!!
SHIPPING NOTE and PICKUP OPTION: If you are around Cartersville, Georgia and want to stop by our shop to pick up and save on shipping, enter SHOPLOCAL as a coupon code when you check out. We will let you know when your order is ready for pickup at 230 River Drive, Cartersville!
If you are in Hawaii or Alaska, please send us a message. We are subsidizing the shipping cost already and we are not sure if we have to charge extra to serve our far-away States. If you are interested however, strike up a conversation with us and we will see what we can figure out for you.