Custom Rustic Benches

These Benches I designed for my client here in Central Texas to fit with a round dining table I built for them. The benches allow more flexibility in seating options. I built 4 chairs as well. The set is handcrafted in solid Mesquite, table, chairs and benches. The curved log edges on the benches tie the rustic charm of Texas Mesquite with a refined contemporary feel of a light functional bench. I left some of the log edge on the outside faces. On the cross rail between the legs I ran two small 1/2" square tenons through and rounded the ends. A handrubbed Danish oil finish shows off the deep rich Mesquite and leaves that soft wood grain feel that you can't get with urethane or lacquer.The wedges in the tenons are Ebony and help to show off the table which has an Ebony cross inlaid in the top. The table has 2 leaves which are removable. Each leaf has a partial cross inlay so that when the leaves are in the table there are three crosses.

Dimensions: 18" tall x 11" wide x 36" long

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