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Settle Bench Rustic Finish

We designed our Settle Bench last year for a holiday promotion. It’s sat in storage until now when we had time to take it out and refinish the wood with more time. The result is a brown denim style that accents the grain. The entire bench is held together by hand carved wooden pegs. A secondary spruce frame is designed within to provide structural support for such massive planks.

A Settle Bench is a traditional design and the name is given to upright hall or entryway bench where guests can ‘settle’ when they enter a home.

The bench was created from a log salvaged by a local tug operator. It’s a Sitka Spruce and we lost count at 200 years old. The unique hole in the Settle Bench’s right wing back is from the boom chain, used to tie the large outer logs and contain the log boom. This was a large spruce specimen (66′ length) and we wanted to preserve the milled planks with their original history. The Settle Bench is approximately 50″ long, 42″ tall and 24″ deep. The front piece folds down for shoe storage.

The tug boat image was taken by Norbert Kaysser who salvaged the Settle Bench log.

2 thoughts on “Settle Bench Rustic Finish

  1. Can’t seem to find prices…curious about the price for the “Settle Bench”. Also, you don’t anyone who would want 8 lengths of old! boom chain in excellent condition, do you?


    1. Mary,
      What a great find! Lengths of old boom chain would make a most interesting inlay to a large piece of furniture. The Settle Bench in old growth spruce, pictured in the catalog, sold for $800, however we have access to similar woods of equal character. Currently we are working with hemlock, cedar, fir, birch, alder and maple. There is a large fir section 10 feet across which may work nicely for a new settle bench. I’ll pop this in an email for you.
      Thanks for your consideration,
      Prairie Bench

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