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We have a number of styles to choose from, and each bench is custom made to your specifications - choose a length and width, or make a specific request (at a nominal additional charge). We'll make the bench and stain or paint it exactly the way that you request, or we can leave it raw for you to treat in any way you want.
Our basic grey is beautiful, the result of a completely natural cider and steel wool staining process, similar to the ammonia fuming that makes oak so spectacular looking. These are very solid pieces, our standard 41" bench weighs 16.5 pounds, so no fear about using it to sit or put books on!

Our Traditional Country Bench

$60.00

We have a number of styles to choose from, and each bench is custom made to your specifications - choose a length and width, or make a specific request (at a nominal additional charge).

We’ll make the bench and stain or paint it exactly the way that you request, or we can leave it raw for you to treat in any way you want.

Our basic grey is beautiful, the result of a completely natural cider vinegar and steel wool staining process, similar to the ammonia fuming that makes oak so spectacular looking.

These are very solid pieces, our standard 41" bench weighs 16.5 pounds, so no fear about using it to sit or put books on!

The Slatted Bench/Table

$75.00

When we found this cache of salvaged barn-wood, we couldn’t help grabbing all that we could carry away.

This is a great wood (not from pallets!), with a lot of character. We rip down the wood and sand it, then build the table with vintage 6d nails and paint it in a wonderful shabby pink or stain it to your desire.


This is a terrific addition to any home, functional, beautiful, and a lot of fun.
15 inches tall | 18 inches for the table
23 1/4 inches wide
46 3/4 inches long

Meditation Bench

$125.00

Japanese inspired joinery, like through tenons with oak wedges on the angled legs. The legs are attached to the top with flush cut oak tenons, and the whole piece is stained black and polyurethaned for indoor/outdoor use (other sizes available)

19 inches tall
13 inches wide
39 inches long

Planter

$45.00

Another salvaged barn-wood creation. Perfect for decks, or in front of a favorite window! We finish to order, whitewash or a a wonderful shabby pink.


25.75 inches tall
12 inches wide
29 inches long

Slatted Tray Table

$50.00

More creations from the salvaged barn-wood. We finish to order, whitewash or a a wonderful shabby pink.
5.5 inches tall
15 inches wide
20 inches long

Cross Leg Benches

$70.00

A design that feels even more traditional in some way (and harder to make, interestingly). This bench features a diagonally crossed leg, reinforced with pegs. A very nice look.

11.5" x 40"

Slab Legged Bench

$70.00

The slab legged bench is a solid top, solid legs with the traditional V-shaped cutout.
The legs are attached with wooden pegs and laterally reinforced at the top with horizontal pegs. Incredibly sturdy and attractive.

40" x 11.5"

Rustic Slab Legged Bench

$60.00

The slab legged bench is a solid top, solid legs with the traditional V-shaped cutout.
The legs are attached with wooden pegs. A support is attached about midway up the legs and there are fun wooden details on the sides of the length of the bench. Many different color finishes are available
Incredibly sturdy and attractive.

40" x 11.5"

Sugar Mold Candle Holders

$50.00

This is a beautiful take on an antique sugar mold, available in either a nine or five hole version. Great for candles, and for little planters, a really stunning centerpiece. Finished in a dark walnut and polyurethaned to a nice gloss. Also available in distressed white.

Candle Holders - Dovetailed

$25.00

This little four hole candle holder has dove-tailed ends, dark walnut finish and polyurethaned.

The Flamingo Birdhouse

$35.00

You know, this is just a weird piece. Fun, fun to make, fun to paint, but still weird.

Jewelry Display Rack

$25.00

This rack works for home or in-store use! All cedar, and nicely distressed paint and hardware, it is secured with bamboo nails and glue! A great way to show off products, flowers, small items...

Cedar-’Tea-Service’-Table

$35.00

Made from edge joined cedar boards, the legs angle out at 40°, the same angle the edges of the surface are cut in to. The piece is glued and held together with wooden nails and dowels.

The finish is a simple beeswax and oil, then a deep french polish

Height: 6"

Width: 9-½"

Length: 16-½"

Kumiko Lamp

$75.00

Made from thin strips of cedar, planed smooth, and attached to four cedar columns, then oiled. The shoji is from mulberry paper glued to the frames, and the main element on the lamp front is darkened with a coffee stain before oiling.

The lamp fitting is a standard E-5 (candelabra base), with a dimmer and accepts up to 60w bulbs.

Expect delivery two weeks after ordering, this piece is labor intensive, but great fun to make!

Japanese Inspired Tool Box

$75.00

My take on the traditional Japanese carpenter’s toolbox, 41 x 20 x 17cm. The top slides over and lifts out.
It locks in place with an angled wooden key. The box uses no metal in its construction, glue and bamboo nails only.

For the traditional carpenter, the Dōgu need a proper conveyance, this particular one is marked with the symbols for Saws, Planes, and Chisels from the Mesirow, Herman book of nearly the same name, The care and use of Japanese Woodworking Tools

Tool Box

$30.00

A lot of fun 42.5 x 16.5cm, perfect for flowers, garden supplies, kitchen ware, even tools! Ornamented with a carved onlay, in distressed blue.
The handle is spokeshaved by hand to make the grip.

Available in most any color, feel free to have us match your room!

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Recent Projects

Cedar Tea Service Table
May 20

Cedar 'Tea Service' Table

I am increasingly obsessed by trying to do better, more precise work. This may not be the end all be all, but I like this piece a lot, a black, cast-iron tea pot, a handleless mug of green tea...

Maple + Oak Crosses
May 17

Maple + Oak Crosses

3-½" maple and oak crosses for wall hangings, all mortised together, aged and stained!
fun fact-the oak came from a tree on our property that had fallen. I had removed the bulk, but saved some short pieces to play with.

Candle holders
May 13

Candle holders

These massive candle holders are the perfect centerpiece...

Slab benches
April 21

Slab benches

These benches are massive, and great looking - they are available in a number of colors, and really look perfect on a porch, under the spreading maple, in a hallway or at the foot of the bed...

hand crafted rustic country benches
April 21

Inventory

Yes, we keep inventory! Feel free to reach out for the current stock, we can ship within a few days...

Spotlight

Antique Sugar Molds

Antique Sugar Molds

The perfect candle holder

We start with a massive 4" x 6" beam. The nine hole version is 35-½ inches in length, and we cut an 11° angle in the base to give it the unique shape. The cut takes two passes through the saw to complete, since it is a more massive piece of wood than our 35 year old saw can handle in one.

We use a 60mm Forstner bit in the drill press to make the 1" deep holes. The mess was inspiration for yet another attempt to make an efficient dust collection system...

Once cut, the fun starts. we plane it by hand using three different kanna, until the surface is as glassy as we can get, then we sand the monster on all sides with 80 | 150 | 320 grits using my multi-tool, much to the annoyance of the rest of the house.
Once smooth, we stain it with the Varathane Dark Walnut, twice, with a light sanding between coats. We then finish it with clear Butcher's paste wax, applied by hand, then polished using the multi-tool again.

Slab Benches

Slab Benches

Massively Primitive

We rip a 2x10 to clean up the edges. After cutting the seat to size we then rip the two leg pieces up the center. We cut a nice angled cut out from the bottoms and then glue them back together with hidden dowels. We cut a notch from each leg to accommodate the slat, and using the same 1x, we cut the two side pieces.

Once the legs are ready, we plane, and then sand all the pieces down. If we are distressing it, we soften all the corners with the sander, hit the wood of the seat with chains, crow bars, old fashioned hammer heads, and then use a wire brush to complete the 'aging' process.

For quick antiquing, a solution of cider vinegar and steel wool gives a great, grey patina, or there are a variety of other mixes, including diluting high quality latex paint with white vinegar...

Assembly is done with waterproof carpenter's glue, then we drill holes to place dowels about three inches into the wood with gorilla glue. Once the body is dry, we add the sides using waterproof carpenter's glue and nails.
Very pretty

hand crafted rustic stuff

Whimsies

Playing in wood...

There is a lot of fun to be had smashing found things together, some really old oak, some bamboo nails, and two small tree bolls. Once upon a time I used to fuse glass, and I framed up two pieces I had left, trout fishing themed.
Then there is the stash box, lined in mulberry paper, and the little box of monster... And I thought these pumpkins a very cute decoration.