We needed a bench. A sturdy non-tip-able, safe-for-kiddos, one for the long farm table Sean built. Seating is a hot commodity here when we have friends in and it is so much easier to comfortably seat a large group of people with benches.
The Papa took a beautiful, hand cut 220 yr old beam that was in the garage and sawed it into sections for the bench legs. It hurt my heart to see it cut but I'm happy to see it having a purpose. Old wood and especially good old wood is such a thing of beauty. I love the whole industrial/country blend of decorating and the chunky beam legs are just right. A friendly neighbor gave him the fabulous long board for the top and the papa put together the bench pieces with wooden pegs, taking time to rub in linseed oil to finish it.
Bench number two will be here soon.