As I dragged this bench across my front yard I realized something--moving into a new house in a new neighborhood means that I have to "break in" new neighbors to my blog, photo staging craziness. Really neighbors, I am not crazy--sitting on the grass, lying on the grass, bringing all kinds of objects outside to take pictures...really.
I am blessed to have a wood supplier--my "dealer" if you will, who gives me some fabulous pieces of reclaimed wood. This bench was made from a few of those.
Pieces of wood like this are called live edge because they have the natural, lovely, uneven edge of the wood.
Isn't it pretty?
This was a simple build--legs cut from another chunky piece of reclaimed wood, a live edge wood piece added for a shelf.
I sanded the wood enough to prevent any slivers, but not so much to lose the lovely rustic quality. I did not stain the bench at all, but I did use a minwax polyurethane finish on it.
Do you see the two cows that live across the street--they didn't think I was crazy taking pictures of my bench in the front yard.
Oh, and the "fog" in the air is smoke, so thick and unhealthy. Please pray for rain for the west, we need a week of downpours!