A club fender 'corner set' bench adds seating and design to a fireplace in a master bedroom suite. The simplicity and understated elegance is true to the design and materials of old English fireplace benches made in England before the Industrial revolution (c 1800 and before). We size each bench for the intended hearth and add features to the balusters, upholstering and base-plate that we'll discuss with you. Also, see samples of our 'full' bench, our 'cut' bench and 'dip' bench models.
The standard classic 'corner set' model has a hardwood skirt. The two pieces easy re-position as desired closer or further from the fire and can therefore frame or sit upon the hearthstone. This model adds seating, makes tending fire easy and adds design interest particularly to fireplaces with traditional mantel work.
What distinguishes an Old English Fireplace Bench from the more familiar 20th century club fenders is solid iron and forge construction. Contemporary English club fenders are made with hollow and extruded brass components in machine shops using nut & bolt assembly.