Heavy Oak Beam Bench from Reclaimed Wood.
Old growth Oak reclaimed from a Wisconsin dairy barn. These beams were diagonal braces hand cut by farmer/builders late in the 19th century. Barns like this will never be built again. We appreciate the efforts that went into creating the dairy state and offer you a little token of this effort.
This narrow bench will be stable on a hard floor. Less stable on carpets or rugs.
length 24 "
depth 13 1/2"
weighs about 50 pounds
We will have two more available later in April.
Ships free of charge via UPS anywhere in the continental US.
Those in Hawaii, Alaska and US territories please contact us for a shipping quote.
The legs will ship unattached. Quick assembly with the included allen wrench. Felt pads are included to protect your floors.
All our finishes are the best environmentally friendly low VOC finishes made to protect the environment and provide us with a healthy work place. They are water resistant but not waterproof and are not suitable for outdoor use.
HISTORY OF OUR WOOD
This lumber is trimmed from massive hand-hewn beams salvaged from old barns in Wisconsin and Iowa. Amish crews disassemble the barns and salvage as much as they can. The Amish then saw off the interesting bits and edges of the beams and logs for us. Most of these barns were in use for over 100 years before being obsolesced by modern farming practices. They saw farming change from horse power to diesel power. As the culture changed so too do the buildings that support it. This wood was cut from old growth trees in the 19th century by hand saw and ax then shaped by hand with adzes and muscles. I try to present as much of that old effort as I can in the top and edge surfaces of each table. The wood in these boards must be as old as this country.
We have smoothed and flattened the top surface so you can sit on it or set glasses on it. Each piece IS DIFFERENT and has its own story and history. Like all reclaimed, upcycled, repurposed and recycled products there are cracks, nails holes, axe marks, and knotholes. It's not Ikea.