Traditionally crafted in Thailand from monkey pod wood, the straight, clean lines of this hand-carved wood bench are elegant in their natural simplicity. This versatile piece can serve any house as a seat, a surface, or a simple conversation piece....more
This visually interesting bench makes a bold fashion statement. Each hand-carved bench has a straight back and proudly displays the natural edges of the wood.
Made of monkey pod wood
Hand-carved in Thailand
Finished in walnut oil
Bench measures 48 inches long x 17 inches high x 18 inches wide
Story Behind the Art Khun Na and her husband started out sourcing products for customers. Over the years they have seen many designs made by artisans and have been presented with sketches from many clients. They have to interpret the requested design so that it can be fashioned in a manner that the wood workers can make consistently and that is pleasing to the client from their original idea. They try to adapt existing wood workers designs to fit the clients' desires first, as that is what the wood workers know best. They find beauty in the natural inclusions and try to use them as often as possible. These designs grow from trends and ideas that they have seen over the years.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Ships Carbon Neutral* This item may display patches, due to the tools used in its creation. Any knotholes, cracks, natural inclusions or visible marks are results from the natural wood. This does not compromise the structural integrity of the piece, but is part of its design.
Monkey Pod Wood (Acacia) Livos Walnut Oil
Casual, Contemporary, Country, Traditional
Assembly Hardware, Wood
Furniture Frame Material
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I saw a similar bench used as a coffee table in a small photo in an article about a mommy-blogger. I contacted the reporter and the mommy blogger who said the table was about 5 years ago and from a regional home furnishing store. So I was on the hunt! Finally after a while this turned up and looks almost identical to the one in the article. I LOVE IT. It does have a medium sized crack in it and a couple of small knots but it is a slab of wood so I don't mind. It is very very heavy but needs only four screws to assemble. You will also need a bolt screwdriver (preferably ratcheting) because where the screws go is recessed, and a normal wrench will not do the job. That is a very minor thing, there are only four screws and it is solid. The color is beautiful--I was a little worried about the potential variation but it does look much like the photo. I believe when I ordered there were TWO versions here on overstock so double check that's the color you want. On the long side, it is flat on one side and slightly curved on the other, as displayed in the photo. It is gorgeous. Plus between the free shipping and the club O discount this was quite a good value!
This is the favorite item I've ordered so far from Overstock. I use it as a coffee table, as I have a small living room, sits in front of the sofa perfectly and gives the whole room warmth. It is hardwood, and I don't have to worry about water rings. Very heavy and solid. Mine has a crack on one end (not wide), which gives it character. The slightly curved side faces my sofa. Perfect height. Color in picture is very accurate. The craftsmanship is excellent, and it has a nice smooth finish. If you want to go "organic," this is the way to go. I don't need to put anything on top of the coffee table like candles or vases. It speaks for itself. By the way, you need a socket wrench to screw in the four bolts. Got a multipurpose one for about $10 that I just chuck into my toolbox.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
We bought the bench as a gift and I was pleasantly surprised and pleased that the quality is up to my expectation. After a quick assembly from my husband, we were admiring the beauty of the bench. It was very sturdy given that it did weight about 80 lbs. This was my first purchase with Overstock.com and looking forward to future purchases as satisfying as this one.
Received my bench two days ago. This is a very sturdy piece of furniture. My contractor just happened to be on hand when the bench arrived. It was heavier than expected. It was not hard to put together. The holes were aligned property. You need to get the ratchet bit listed in the instructions. I didn't have that size on hand.. My style is eclectic rustic if that is a category. This bench has added an organic feel to my living room. I really love it. I really like the natural cracks in the wood. The color was a bit lighter than pictured but it worked out fine. It matches my parquet floors. The bench is smooth no splinters. I may put a coat of semi gloss poly on it. This bench will be used as extra seating..Well done Overstock.
The bench is beautiful. Very sturdy, lovely color, the wood is unique and well finished. We had a bit of a wobble, perhaps slightly uneven legs?, but fixed it with a felt pad. We wanted to use felt pads to ensure the floor would not be scratched anyway. This bench has an artistic look that is quite beautiful and fits into our decor in the entry way.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? The color was identical
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very sturdy, well packaged product. Legs were a tad bit uneven and had to add sticky pad to keep it even on floor.
Got the bench, assembled it by putting on the legs, turned it over only to discover the exposed top had a repair that looked like B-grade plywood. Went on-line chat and got Overstock to ship out a replacement (no problem at all). Got the replacement in about 10 days. Assembled it a few days later and used the cardboard packing material to package up the crummy one. Overstock chat-help was great! Overstock paid for all shipping of the return and arranged for a pick-up by UPS..
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good, if you forgive the error.
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