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Rustic Farm Benches

Updated on November 12, 2017
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Rustic things appeal to Virginia Allain. Farmhouse decor takes us back to our country roots and connects us to our ancestors.

A vintage plank bench in a historic village.
A vintage plank bench in a historic village. | Source

Farmhouse Primitive Benches to Make or Buy

The plain styling of a rustic farmhouse bench is perfect for country or farmhouse primitive decorating, either inside or out. They evoke memories of handmade furnishings and useful simplicity.

These vintage painted benches or plain ones are the perfect spot to show off a potted plant or well-loved teddy bear. They are great to sit on while putting on your gardening boots. They can serve as a coffee table in front of the sofa. No matter where you place one, the shabby paint and the no-nonsense lines seem to fit right in.

Many benches are simple in styling, so just using basic carpentry skills you can make one in a short time. Check below for some video tutorials for this.


Rustic Barn Benches - for indoor or outdoor use

International Concepts BE-47S Shaker Style Bench, Unfinished
International Concepts BE-47S Shaker Style Bench, Unfinished

I visited a Shaker village this summer and was totally impressed with the classic styling of their wooden furniture. Even a hundred years later, people are still loving shaker design.

 

A Bench with a Back or Backless? - Which do you prefer?

Benches make a great place to set and take off your shoes or a spot to feature some plants. These make a welcoming entrance to your home.
Benches make a great place to set and take off your shoes or a spot to feature some plants. These make a welcoming entrance to your home. | Source

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Five Foot Long Trestle Bench

5' Treated Pine Trestle Garden Bench
5' Treated Pine Trestle Garden Bench

This is a new bench with the classic trestle styling. Remember reading Hansel and Gretal when you were a child. The storybook probably had pictures of them inside the cottage and by the table was a trestle bench.

 

Handy with Tools?

It isn't difficult to make a rustic bench. Check out the video tutorials here.
It isn't difficult to make a rustic bench. Check out the video tutorials here. | Source

How to Make a Bench to use inside for a trestle table or a bench for a porch.

Videos on Making a Rustic Bench

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More Ways to Use a Rustic Bench In Your Home

  • Put one in the mudroom to sit on while putting or taking off your boots.
  • Use one with a trestle table in the breakfast room.
  • Use one in the kids' room to hold their teddy bears or for sitting on while putting on their shoes each morning.

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Find Painted Primitive Benches on eBay - Good luck with your bidding

This is a great place to find a one-of-a-kind plank bench. Best of luck finding just the right one for your home, porch or yard.

© 2012 Virginia Allain

Where Would You Use a Rustic Bench?

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Good selection of benches

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      bossypants 

      5 years ago

      Nice looking benches! I love idea of using one as a low bookshelf. Hadn't thought of that!

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      Avi Wolfson 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      In my garden it would be a perfect addition.

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      Auntie-M LM 

      6 years ago

      I would put it on my little patio, where I could load it up with beautiful potted plants. Then I would sit and watch the day go by.

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