Project Description

I was commissioned to create a bench from parts of West pier salvage and reclaimed barn boards. My client supplied the West Pier salvage and some cast iron bench arms, I sourced the reclaimed wood from Brighton Woodstore.

Fitting the bench arms to the back was challenging due to the back having a completely different curve to the arms, I had to cut out pieces of wood to the rear of the bench to create a gradual change in curve for comfort and aesthetics.

I created a new sturdy framework for the bench from mild steel and replaces all supports and added stainless steel fittings so they would not rust in the future.

I stained the wood with Osmo in dark oak, and my client painted the metalwork after I had fabricated a strong framework for the bench, but before I put it together for the last time.

You can read more about this build on the West Pier Trust’s website by clicking here.

Have epic furniture dreams? Get in contact to make them a reality!