Hemlock Live Edge Bench – for two

42″ long, 18″ high, 18″ wide. Uses 3″ thick slab of Hemlock on walnut legs with a walnut trestle design. The legs are glued with a cross beam, but pegged to the slab using gravity. The trestle then joins the legs with a snug fit. No metal is used.

Numbered 05-14-19 BL

The Hemlock bench is finished in a mix of 50% polyurethane and 50% paint thinner. This mix leaves the appearance of a hand-worn lustre, instead of a shiny gloss. The bench is now on a front patio under cover, with a view of a beautiful rock garden.

Low Back Sectional Chaise Combinations

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Combine two left hand, low back sectional chaises in our original design and you have lots of patio options.

Each chaise sits next to the other and creates nooks, corners, tete a tete lounges, adjoining or back to back. Rows of chaise lounges can create seating for outdoor entertaining.

The Low Back Western chaise is approx 28″ tall, 28″ deep and 70″ long¬† They are finished in our country rustic finish and polyurethane. The chaises pictured have 48″ long seats with open ends for easy access. Combine with coffee tables or fire pit. You can also combine them with double chaises (reclines on both sides). Click the images to enlarge.

Cedar Benches


These are approximately 48″ long and 15″ wide x 18″ tall. Ideal for hallways, entry ways, and patios. The 2″ thick cedar slabs are finished to 180 grit and coated in clear poly. The legs are hand fashioned from the same slab and with bark highlights.


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Tree Table and Chairs


The set includes four chairs and a pedestal table designed for lunch, coffee, or playing cards.¬† The table is fir and is 27″ tall, the chair seats are 16.5″. The color is our ‘storybook’ mix and the surface is finished in polyurethane for durability. The low chair backs give just enough support and encourage people to lean in and participate. We wanted a treehouse feel and a fun place to have a bowl of soup.

Design 96 – 100-BL-08-12

Twin Birch and Maple Bench Set

A client saw our first birch and maple bench and asked for two in a set. Each uses a free fallen salvaged birch, which was milled into planks. Both are 17.5″ inches tall, slightly less than normal seat height. They are very sturdy with solid maple legs pruned last year from a tree that’s actively producing. They were aged outside and off the ground to give them a weathered patina. The entire surface is covered in butcher block oil, one of the nicest for indoor use that takes very little maintenance. We couldn’t bring ourselves to finish these in varnish, and shellac would have affected some natural tones.

All the surfaces are very smooth and touchable, and comfortable enough for two people to share seat. We think a matching bistro table might be coming soon.

Approximately 36″x14″x17.5″tall. Birch and maple, finished in butcher block oil. Pictured: 87-BL-05-12; 88-BL-05-12