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Walnut & Curly Birch bench with Tiger Maple stretcher and Wenge details
Gorgeous grain in the Curly Birch top of this Pickwell Bench
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Bench of Many Woods

I made this bench for clients in Stowe to sit at the foot of their bed, but it seems to me that, with a slight tweak of the dimensions, it would also make an excellent coffee table. That's the beauty of custom furniture.

The woods in this example consist of Walnut for the frame, Curly Maple for the stretcher, Wenge for the end details and some amazing Curly Birch for the top. I have not worked with birch much until recently but, if I can find more boards as good as this one, I am quite sure I'll be finding a use for it again.

The bench adds another piece to the Pickwell Collection, which began with a very popular dining table. Please visit the Pickwell Collection for more details and images.