Old Pine Barrel Stretcher Bench
Standard 17″W x 18/19″H. Add the Old Pine Barrel Stretcher Bench to your dining room to create a charming and rustic look. It is beautifully handcrafted from reclaimed solid timbers recycled from old buildings. Choose a standard (3/4″-7/8″) or thick (1.5″-1.75″) top. Optional breadboard: 4″L for a thick top, 2″L for a standard top. Bench height varies with top thickness. Other leg styles available. See more specifications below.
Pieces from the Old English Pine Furniture Collection are crafted from wood reclaimed from the roof joist or flooring of old buildings. Exposure of this wood to the wind, rain, and sun, over long years, has produced beautiful and weathered surfaces. All Old English Pine pieces are rough hewn distressed. Those finished with a light or medium brown wax will have an uniquely rich, soft, low-luster finish. We also offer 5 standard stain finishes, along with 13 standard paint finishes. By acquiring this piece of Old English Pine furniture, you have eliminated the need to cut a new tree and have acquired a history-laden heirloom that can be passed on to future generations. Made in the USA. See color & customization tabs below.
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 17″W x 18/19″H. Completely customizable.
Old English Pine benches are crafted from old timber reclaimed from the roof joist or flooring of old buildings. Exposure of this wood to the elements over the years has produced beautiful and weathered surfaces. The old timber from England was selected for its graining and distinctive characteristics then de-nailed, planed, and cut. The lumber is imported from England and then each bench is hand made to order in any size required. After being sanded and hand finished, the result is a finished piece which resembles a genuine antique. Each item is unique and handmade using “old world” workmanship which may cause slight differences in measurements. The minor splitting, cracking, and crazing that may occur creates the antique but spirited look that is part of the charm and appeal of these benches.
2 standard waxes, 5 standard stains, 13 standard paints. Custom colors available.
Tops vary in size because each piece of wood is different. The thickness of the top is for aesthetics alone. Actual thickness of top varies: Standard Top = approx. .75-.875″, Thick Top = approx. 1.5-1.75″. Standard legs: 3.5-4″W, Large legs: 4.5-5″W.
Optional. Standard sizes: 2″Breadboard for Standard Top, 4″Breadboard for Thick Top. 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 table 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.
Finishing: Wax vs. Stain
Old English Pine Benches are available in a either a waxed or stained finish. There are pluses and minuses to both finishes. A waxed finish provides a rich, low luster, softer surface. The advantage of wax is you can re-wax the surface to restore the finish and cover minor wear marks. Since the wood is already distressed, the wax also tends to blend in any more significant scratches or damage. If something major happens the wax can be removed, the surface sanded, and then re-waxed. A stained surface is a tougher, more durable surface. Water marks take a lot longer to form and, since we use a water based varnish, in most cases, water marks will disappear when they dry. The disadvantage to this finish is, if the surface is scratched, it will require professional repair to fix it. Of course, since the wood is distressed to begin with, minor marks just increase the character of the bench and do not stand out.
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