Benches: technically, a long seat for more than one person (merriam-webster.com). We used to see them in many public areas where people congregated for various reasons: train stations, medical waiting rooms, and at the library. It seems that most places have done away with benches in favor of chairs. While chairs are great (we make those too!), benches communicate something entirely different – a willingness to be closer to another.
In today’s world, benches are being used more in personal space areas: decks, patios, and in gardens. A bench is a pleasant place to stop for a bit to rest, to take in the view of the world, to reflect, to make decisions, to have a private conversation. The design of benches varies greatly from very basic and functional to matching virtually any decor.
Some of our handcrafted benches are rustic and made without a back, and can also be used as coffee
tables in a seating arrangement. Others are made with very artistically designed backs that allow them to be both functional as well as art in your garden, or on the deck or patio. We have also made benches that sit low-to-the-ground, especially perfect for around a firepit.
Benches are quite special in the way they bring people together, and we like that!