I hope to do another post soon showing off some other benches, but I need to take some pictures first. Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for that, and also be thinking about any ideas you may have for a bench to fit your own needs.
This was a custom project for a big city customer. I had a small sample bench (more of a stool really) with me at a Farmer's Market and the customer approached me and asked if i could make a custom bench. I assured him that I could and he took a card and told me he would email me some measurements.
A few weeks later he emailed me the specifics. I found out later that he and his wife had gone around looking at benches that felt right and took measurements to get the best of all worlds. He also wanted something that would match a table that was already in his home.
We were able to match the colour to his satisfaction, give him a firm price on the finished project and meet his measurements exactly. He was contacted and we arranged pickup.
He arrived on the specified day and was very happy (I could say thrilled, but we men are a bit more emotionally reserved when it comes to furniture) to see the final product. Sturdy, level, just the right colour, much better quality and a longer life expectancy than something from a box store (did I mention it's made from solid wood?) and all for a reasonable price.
I like wood. Whether it's pine, cedar, poplar, oak, maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany or sumac, I like wood and I like working with wood; and my experience is that most folks out there like the way that wood looks and feels and even the way it smells.
I work with my clients to get them the best product for their money to meet their wants and needs. That might mean an indoor bench made from pine to keep the cost down, or a bench made from black walnut and curly maple to show off a dining room set or to sit in a living room. Maybe it's a cedar bench to sit on a deck with a good exterior finish, or maybe it's an oak dining room bench built to survive lots of rambunctious children at dinner time.
Pricing is relative to size and materials but price estimates are free. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a no commitment consultation for a bench or any other woodworking need.