Barn Wood Essex Trestle Bench
Standard height: 18-19″H. The Barn Wood Essex Trestle Bench is a great accent piece alone or paired with our Barn Wood Essex Trestle Table. It is hand-made of wood recycled from old barn boards for each individual customer. Choose between a 1″ or 2″ thick top. Bench height varies with top thickness. Custom breadboard up to 4″ available. Other bench styles available. See more specifications below.
Reclaimed Barn Wood tables & benches are bench-built by skilled craftsmen in standard old pine or old oak. Benches can be customized, lengthened, widened or heightened. Each piece is unique with it’s own particular characteristics and charm; no two will look exactly the same. Made in the USA. See color and customization tabs below.
Available in 6 stain finishes and 42 standard paint colors. All products are finished with a clear coat to provide a durable surface. Custom paint finishes are also available. Unsure of paint or stain color? No problem! Simply choose TBD (to be determined) as your color choice. We’ll send you samples to help you choose the perfect color for your piece of furniture. Furniture orders can be placed into production without the final color choice.
Any size. Standard Length 3ft – 10ft. Standard Width: 16-20″W. Standard Height: 18-19″H. Completely customizable.
Reclaimed pine or oak barn boards. Due to natural aging and weathering, both the old pine and old oak are harder woods than new pine or new oak. Old oak has a tighter, more uniform grain than old pine.
1″Top: 18″H Bench. 2″Top: 19″H Bench. Bench tops vary in size because each piece of wood is different. The thickness of the bench top is for aesthetics alone. Actual thickness of top varies: 1″Top = approx. 3/4-7/8″, 2″Top = approx. 1.5-1.75″.
Optional. Standard sizes: 1″Breadboard for 1″Top, 2″Breadboard for 2″Top. Custom sizing available. A breadboard refers to the contrasting piece of wood at the end of the bench. In the past, it was used to ensure that the plank top didn’t warp, but today is purely decorative. Please note: The breadboard end does move with changes of temperature and humidity, and the ends may extend beyond the bench edge during the colder, drier months of the year.
The level of distressing specified for each bench is based on the final “look” desired. Each bench is unique and the patterns are different for each bench. Standard medium distressing varies from some distressing to more distressing. Smooth distressing will have minimum distressing but will not be completely free of marks. Rustic distressing is much heavier distressing and can include a lot of saw marks, nail holes, knots, etc. For old wood bench, this is far from an exact science as the builder uses the boards available and we can only specify along these broad guidelines.
Finishing & Bench Care
We offer environmentally-safe water-based finishes on our Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture. As water-based finishes, the stains, paints and clear coats are all low or no VOC finishes, with non-toxic components. Our clear top coats are all specially formulated for use as a protective coating on our wood tops. Our top coats penetrate the surface of the wood to provide a hard, durable finish, which also seals the surface and protects against water damage. These surfaces provide the benefits of a polyurethane, but are made with environmentally-friendly water-based non-toxic materials. Surfaces should be cleaned with a damp sponge and dried with a soft, clean cloth. Commercial cleaners should be avoided as they can dull the surface. Waxes and polishes are not recommended or required. For old wood benches, cracking, minor shifting, fractures and bread board movement is considered natural and will vary with temperature and humidity. These types of changes are part of the character of reclaimed wood benches and will not affect the structural integrity of the piece.
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