This unique reclaimed Wood and Steel "Bridges" Bench is handcrafted in Vermont of reclaimed wood and custom crafted metal legs. From their small studio in Dorset, VT Dan Mosheim and his sons Will and Sam work together to create these authentic customized benches and occasional tables. Dan and Will carefully select and assemble the reclaimed wood seat (or table top), "toast it" with a torch to achieve rich color characteristics and hand-rub a clear, non-toxic durable finish to protect the wood. Sam custom fabricates the steel base in a new metal shop he and his Dad recently built next to their furniture studio.
The Mosheims dubbed their collaborative design the "Bethlehem Steel Series" in honor of Dan's grandfather, a riveter who worked for Bethlehem Steel for 52 years:
"We made this piece for a show at the Bennington museum in 2010. The show was titled ‘State of Craft: 50 years of crafts in Vermont’. It was a four way collaboration between my deceased grandfather, myself and my two sons - Sam on the metalwork and Will on the woodwork. A totally fun piece."
This customized reclaimed wood and steel bench is an heirloom quality piece of artful furniture. The elegant design esthetic belies a rugged and robust construction that is guaranteed for a lifetime of enjoyment. It's a natural fit for both urban loft apartments and rural country homesteads. Whatever your style is, you can enhance it by making this lovely bench the centerpiece of your favorite room today!
Size: 171⁄2" H x 14" D x 523⁄4" W (Top is 11⁄4" thick)