We build our benches with the same craftsmanship and hardware as our Carolina Farmhouse tables. This allows us to offer you custom sizes that fit any table. All lumber is purchased in maximum width and in the rough from local lumberyards. It is carefully selected and milled in our shop. This allows our optimal use of our wood selection, ensuring most of the wood is used in both width and thickness, so there is little waste. We strive to leave as much of the natural character in each piece created. All pine benchtops are hand planed and our hardwood tops are all hand scraped. We then distress and sand all edges for an aged, worn unique one of a kind look. Available with 1″ or 1 1/2″ thick, plank-style or smooth top with breadboard ends.
All painted pieces are also distressed and sanded for a worn look. Our bases feature mortise and tenon joinery as well as newer techniques such as metal brackets and machine threaded inserts and bolts. Sliders and other hardware are used to allow for wood movement, which is so critical in solid wood furniture. The finish is where we incorporate commercial grade lacquer as well as using a custom six-step aging process. These steps create a believable antique reproduction, which is protected against water, heat, and wear and tear for years to come. You may choose turned, straight or tapered legs for your bench.
How many benches will fit around my table?
Deciding how many people you can fit around your dining table is dictated by the size table you invest in at Carolina Farm Table. Clients who choose to use a bench in their dining set vary in uses. You can combine several chairs and one bench, two benches and two chairs on either end of the table, or perhaps a floating bench. A floating bench is one that is used throughout the home for several uses. It’s nice to have one in the entryway for example, but think of all the kids you could fit on it for pizza night! In this case, you may want to have a full dining set with standard seating and purchase an extra bench 😉 We are happy to talk though details with you to ensure you get a good fit for your lifestyle!