10 Easy Pieces: Best Wooden Spindle Benches by

Issue 77 · Summerhouse · June 19, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Best Wooden Spindle Benches

Issue 77 · Summerhouse · June 19, 2013

Have you ever been in love with a bench? I can safely say that I have been (actually, put that in the present tense) in love with a bench. Sometimes I'll just imagine myself sitting on that bench and reading a book on a weekend afternoon. I think I could just read all day like that, if I had this bench.

The one that I'm coveting is a Shaker-influenced piece from Sawkille, in Rhinebeck, NY. And it turns out that all of us at Remodelista are at least a little obsessed with spindle-back benches, so we've rounded up the 10 best:

The Tremper Bench from Sawkille in New York, Remodelista

Above: From Sawkille in Rhinebeck, NY, the Tremper Bench is made from black walnut with an 18-inch seat height; contact Sawkille for pricing.

Ilse Crawford Bench with Back in Walnut, Remodelista

Above: Studioilse's Bench with Back is available in American black walnut or European chestnut with either a Danish oil finish, white oil finish, matte white paint, or matte black brown paint with copper feet; $2,195 from The Future Perfect.

Ercol Loveseat Bench, Remodelista

Above: The Ercol Loveseat is made from elm with beech legs in a natural or black finish for £685 from SCP.

Moving Mountains Blue Windsor Bench, Remodelista

Above: Moving Mountain's blue Windsor Bench has exaggerated proportions and a matte lacquer finish. Constructed of solid pine and maple; pricing available upon request from Moving Mountains. Made in the USA.

eric parry bench

Above: The Vigilia Bench from UK architect Eric Parry Designs; contact Parry directly for pricing.

Shaker Hardwood Bench from Windsor Chairmakers, Remodelista

Above: Made from solid hardwood in Lincolnville, Maine, the Shaker Bench is available in tiger maple, cherry, or walnut and in lengths from 4 to 14 feet; prices start at $1,600 from Windsor Chair.

Margaret Bench Painted White, Remodelista

Above: The Margaret Bench is made from solid maple, poplar, and 7-ply maple veneer and is available in 50 different washes of paint (shown here in ivory); $520 from Maine Cottage.

Deacon's Bench from Thos. Moser, Remodelista

Above: From Thos. Moser, the Deacon's Bench has a contoured solid cherry seat and ash spindles; prices start at $1,875.

Enfield Shaker Meetinghouse Bench, Remodelista

Above: The Enfield Shaker Meetinghouse Bench is made from Eastern white pine and rock maple; $463.75 from Shaker Workshops.

6 Foot Bowback Bench by Jas Becker, Remodelista

Above: Made in the USA by cabinetmaker Jas Becker, the Bowback Bench is constructed from cherry wood with ash spindles and maple legs. Contact Jas Becker directly for pricing and availability.

Windsor Sackback Chair from Windsor Chairs, Remodelista

Above: The Windsor Sackback Bench is made from oak bends and spindles, maple turnings, and a traditional pine seat; the 4-foot size is $1,600 from Windsor Chair. Made in the USA.

OK, so now that you've got your bench, you're sure to need a table. Shop all our Dining Tables in our furniture section.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.