Benches

Sturdy benches in Oak, Elm and Ash.

The Plank benches are all quite unique so here are the ones available now. Manufactured in widths between 50-200cm and (so far) always without a back. Width and depth are indicated in the pictures. The height of a bench is, unless otherwise specified, approx. 42-45cm.
Price is stated for each bench. Everything priced is available for purchase if not recently sold.
I usually always have a couple of plank benches ready for delivery. Also manufactured to order.
The rib benches are manufactured in widths between 50-140cm and with or without a back. They look quite similar, so here are mostly pictures that represent the bench in general. Normally only made to order, but if there is a price by the bench, that particular bench is available. For approximate prices see the bottom of the page.
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Benches for indoor use.

NOTE I photograph benches for indoor use in an outdoor environment because it is easiest. They can be left outside as well, but the lifespan is shortened and you have to oil them every year, so I don't recommend it. See further down for benches intended for outdoor use.
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  • B909
    B909
  • width x depth: 80x30cm
    Type of wood: Oak
    To be used: Inside
    Model on Leg: styrsö
    Live edge: yes + split disk
    Surface treatment: Linseed oil + Osmo
    Price: Skr 7500:-
    From the beginning a whole plank from the middle of the tree where I sawed away the core in the middle because the plank would otherwise break there.

  • B902
    B902
  • Width x Depth: 145 (or 120???) x30cm
    Type of wood: Oak
    To be used: Inside
    Model on Leg: steering island
    Live-edge: yes
    Surface treatment: Linseed oil + Osmo
    Price: 7500:-
    A fairly large bench with room for 3 people. The white lines on the upper side only appear when the grain is perpendicular to the board and are considered extra fine.

  • B902
    B902
  • Nbr: B201
    Nbr: B201
  • Width x Depth: 83x26-29cm
    Type of wood: Oak
    To be used: Inside
    Model on Legs: eas
    Live-edge: yes
    Surface treatment: Linseed oil + Osmo
    Price: 6500:-
    A short bench that is only about 82cm. Excellent in, for example, a small hall. The black groove on the left is a crack filled with epoxy.

  • Nbr: B201
    Nbr: B201
  • Nbr: B201
    Nbr: B201
  • Nbr: B202
    Nbr: B202
  • Width x Depth: 83x22-25cm
    Type of wood: Oak
    Location: Inside
    Model on Legs: eas
    Live-edge: yes
    Surface treatment: Linseed oil + Osmo
    Price: 6500 SEK (sold)
    A pretty bench with a width of 82cm. Accommodates 2 people. On one side there is a "recess" after an old twig.

  • Nbr: B202
    Nbr: B202
  • Nbr: B202
    Nbr: B202
  • Nbr: B202
    Nbr: B202
  • Nbr: B202
    Nbr: B202
  • Nbr: BO.1
    Nbr: BO.1
  • Width x Depth: ?x30cm
    Type of wood: Alm
    To be used: Inside
    Model on Legs: styrsö
    Live-edge: yes
    Surface treatment: Linseed oil + Osmo
    Price: 7500:-
    Elm has a warmer tone than oak.

  • Nbr: B0.1
    Nbr: B0.1
  • Nbr: B0.1
    Nbr: B0.1
  • Nbr: B213
    Nbr: B213
  • Width x Depth: 110x40cm
    Type of wood: Ash
    To be used: Inside
    Model on Bone: rib1
    Surface treatment: Linseed oil + Osmo
    Price: 9500:-
    A rib bench for indoor use in the beautiful and light Ash wood. The seat has a small recess to accommodate the "ham bones".

  • Nbr: B213
    Nbr: B213
  • Nbr: B213
    Nbr: B213
  • Nbr: B213
    Nbr: B213
  • Nbr: B213
    Nbr: B213
  • Nbr: B213
    Nbr: B213


Benches for outdoor use.

Can of course also be used indoors.

  • Ribbänk (Sekelskiftesmodell)  med rygg för utomhusbruk
    Ribbänk (Sekelskiftesmodell) med rygg för utomhusbruk
  • Width x Depth: 80-150x70cm
    Total height approx. 86cm
    Type of wood: Core oak of the highest quality
    To be used: Outside or inside
    Surface treatment: Sioo
    Price: see below

  • Ribbänk med rygg för utomhusbruk
    Ribbänk med rygg för utomhusbruk
  • Ribbänk med rygg för utomhusbruk
    Ribbänk med rygg för utomhusbruk
  • Ribbänk med rygg för utomhusbruk
    Ribbänk med rygg för utomhusbruk
  • Nbr: BU207 (Offerskydd som kan bytas ut)
    Nbr: BU207 (Offerskydd som kan bytas ut)
  • Nbr: BU207
    Nbr: BU207
  • Ribbänk utan rygg (ribbor 35x30)
    Ribbänk utan rygg (ribbor 35x30)
  • Width x Depth: 80x40cm
    Type of wood: Core oak of the best quality
    Location: Outside or inside
    Surface treatment: Sioo
    Price: see below

  • Ribbänk utan rygg (riboor 35x30)
    Ribbänk utan rygg (riboor 35x30)
  • Ribbänk utan rygg (riboor 35x30)
    Ribbänk utan rygg (riboor 35x30)

A Gallery with a selection of sold benches can be found after the text

Information about my benches

I make benches for both indoor and outdoor use in lengths between 50cm and 2m.
When I build benches, I try to avoid glue and screws. Instead, I prefer to join with old proven methods such as wedges and taps and use screws only when it gives better solutions. This means, among other things, that the plank benches can be packed together into flat packages.
The thickness of all the wood under the worktop, i.e. the leg stand, is usually 30-35mm. I have a couple of different designs on the leg stand, see the pictures.
The worktop itself is usually between 30-45mm and its appearance is usually determined by the wood it is made of. If it consists of two parts, it is because the pith in the middle of the tree has been sawn away (otherwise it will crack).

When choosing a bench, there are several characteristics of the bench you need to consider: size, inside-outside, type of wood, whole board or split, model of the legs and surface treatment.
All these properties are listed next to the pictures. Please note that all benches are unique. Grain, structure and shape determine how it will turn out.

Features to consider when choosing a bench:
- Size: the length depends on where it will stand - measure. Rather take it a little too small than too big. In principle, I can make benches up to 3-4m long, but 50-150cm is most common. A nice and adequate size for 2 people that can also accommodate 3 with little crowding is about 120cm wide. In a smaller hall, 80-100cm can fit well. The depth is usually between 20-35cm.
- Location: inside-outside: I only make outdoor benches in core oak because it is the only thing that lasts. On indoor benches there is also sapwood and other types of wood such as elm and ash. The sapwood is the first centimeters inside the bark and it is more sensitive to moisture and does not withstand the outdoor environment very well. I also prefer to treat outdoor benches with Sioo so that you don't have to use oil every year.
Outside = exposed to rain and sun.
Inside = not exposed to moisture/wet. Pre-built conservatories belong here.
- Wood species: I usually have oak, elm or ash. For outdoor use only core oak.
- Full seat board or split: mostly a matter of taste. It always becomes a split seat board when the seat board is made from a "full plank", i.e. I have used the entire width of the tree from bark to bark. Then you have to saw off the core in the middle. Entire seat boards are often made from "half-plank", ie only half the tree has been used. You can also use split boards made of core wood, for example, an outdoor bench will be a little more durable with split seat boards.
- Straight edges or "live" edge:
When one or both sides of the seat board follow the shape of the tree, I have only removed the bark and left the sapwood. Live-edge is less suitable on outdoor benches.
- Model on the legs: I have several models on the legs eg:

model: "styrsö", "ww1", "ww2", "eas"
- Surface treatment:
I try to stick to 2 treatments:
Sioo: If it is to be left outside, I usually treat it with a preparation that causes the bench to quickly turn silver gray, much like wood becomes if it is left outside for a long time. Then the bench becomes quite maintenance-free. You can have Sioo both inside and outside, but it is as an outdoor treatment that it comes into its own the most. You get a bench that is silver gray and maintenance-free for 8-12 years (except that you may have to wash it).
Linseed oil/Osmo oil. If the bench is to be kept indoors, I oil it so that the wood's pattern appears. The linseed oil in particular gives the oak a musty color tone and highlights patterns and grain. The Osmo oil is more neutral but also more durable. Often I add 1 coat of linseed oil (for the color) and then 1-2 coats of Osmo for durability.
For both, it is easy to fix if there is damage.

Generic Bench Price List.
The benches are priced individually so variations often occur, but here you still get an idea of where the prices are.

Length cm Plank bench Rib bench Rib bench
approx without back with back
50 5500 8500 -
80 6500 9500 21000
100 7000 11000 25000
120 7500 11500 26000
150 8500 12500 29000

Rib benches are more expensive than plank benches because:

Work: A backless rib bench contains 13 ribs and it is about the same amount of work with a rib as with a plank so it is quite a lot more work with rib benches. A rib with a back contains 26 ribs, i.e. twice as much wood and twice as much work as one without a back.
Wood quality: A rib bench requires knot-free core wood where the grain follows the rib. A plank for a plank bench can have a much more vibrant grain and contain some blemishes.
Amount of wood: A rib bench requires much more wood. On the one hand, the bench is wider because it "goes down" front and back, and on the other hand, the ribs that are to be 30x30mm are first made 45x45mm so that they can be planed straight so that there will be 1/3 of the spillage on each rib.


A gallery of sold benches.

  • B105.1
    B105.1
  • B106.1
    B106.1
  • B106.2
    B106.2
  • IMG 1666
    IMG 1666
  • IMG 1815
    IMG 1815
  • IMG 1816
    IMG 1816
  • IMG 2611
    IMG 2611
  • IMG 3147
    IMG 3147
  • IMG 3152
    IMG 3152
  • IMG 3182
    IMG 3182
  • IMG 3183
    IMG 3183
  • IMG 3184
    IMG 3184
  • IMG 3191
    IMG 3191
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