We had these amazing, over sized beams that could be used for indoor use due to some oil in the wood that would prevent us from sealing it. With beams that date back to the 1800s, you run into problems like these. Luckily, we came up with a solution to use the beams and showcase their natural beauty. Where is a better place to do this but the great outdoors? We used an 16" tall by 16" deep reclaimed beam from a Historical Site
in Fort Worth, Texas. We designed some steel framed bases that would cradle the beam and create a garden bench.
|Center cut detail|
The bases are unfinished steel forged from recycled steel. The bench is designed for a garden setting and therefore, both the beam and steel have been prepared in a way to quickly patina in an outdoor setting. The bases may be repositioned along the length of the beam as desired. Below is a picture of them moved out a bit closer to the edge.
|All around versatile… and sturdy|
This bench weighs in at 750 lbs and is designed for outdoor use only. Dimensions of the one pictured are:
Beam alone- L 81" x D 16" x H 16"
Total Structure- L 81" x D 24" x H 20.5"
Additionally, we have another one with the same design already constructed that is slightly smaller. The dimensions for the smaller version are:
Beam alone- L 72" x D 16" x H 16.75"
Total Structure- L 72" x D 24" x H 20.5"
Both benches are available for purchase. For more information or custom design, please contact Chelsea@studio217.com .