Add a rustic and exotic element to your home with this milking bench handcrafted by artisans in India. Use this as an accent piece, for extra seating, or as a simple end table that will complement most styles of home decor.
Enhance your home decor with this wooden milking bench
This piece of furniture is sturdy enough to serve as a seating option or even as a side or end table
This Worldstock handcrafted item is made of reclaimed wood using mortise-and-tenon joinery
Set includes: 1 bench
Materials: Reclaimed wood
Seat dimensions: 22 inches wide x 10 inches deep
Dimensions: 17 inches high x 22 inches wide x 10 inches deep
Tip: The story behind the art: This product was created in North Western India. Once the British removed its armed forces from the region in the late 40s, the indigenous people went back to the traditional crafts and furniture manufacturing that they had known for generations. Several hub cities of industry have flourished, creating numerous sustainable and stable jobs for the people of the surrounding villages to augment the time in between harsh growing seasons.
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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.
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17 in. H x 22 in. W x 10 in. D
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I purchased this to use as a sidechair table for a restored mission rocker. It is just right in color, finish, and scale. I couldn't be more pleased. It is very solid in construction and appears very durable. I love the character of the reclaimed wood and the squares where the legs attach to the top. It just fits with the piece.
Some have questioned that it is top heavy. I understand these statements, but it is a "milking stool" and was probably meant to be straddled when used as a stool. When turned sideways to sit on there are no stability issues. (I wouldn't use it to stand on.) As a side table there are no problems and is about the same width as a magazine. Thank you overstock.
We needed a small bench in our master bath. it had to fit a short wall across from the shower. The size of this charming little rustic bench was perfect.
it's very sturdy and provides us with a great place to put on shoes, etc.
I like it because it is unique and obviously handmade...not like so many that are created by machine.
I also like that it is made from reclaimed wood.
The milking bench is a very versatile piece of furniture with many uses other than its name suggests. It can easily be moved around for use as a small table where needed, and it serves well for use as a bench to sit on. Although of rustic design, it is very sturdy. The square cross-section of the legs can be seen on the top of the bench, where the ends of the legs are finished flush with the top surface. This accentuates the rustic appearance. The bench is quite heavy for its small size, meaning that very dense wood has been used. It is well braced.The type of hardwood is not specified, but it looks similar to teak.The top of the table has marks that suggest that the wood was previously used. The craftmanship appears to be excellent, and the bench is attractive as a rustic piece of furniture.
I bought this bench to use on my front porch, in a skinny space beside my porch swing. I realized that it is just the right size to set next to my favorite chair when I need a place to put my coffee. It is such a versatile little piece, that I am sure I will be carting it all over the house when someone needs a little place to set a drink or a magazine. Now that I'll have two, I almost wonder how long it will be that I will want a third. It's that good.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. This bench has a handmade look, and it is very sturdy.
I have a small entryway, and was looking for a bench on which to sit when removing boots. The size was perfect, but the bench was shoddy; far beyond "rustic," as described. The joints were extremely uneven, some areas were not stained at all, and the wood looked like pieces that had been picked out of a dump. There was a brass tag attached to the bottom of the seat, which was the only part of the bench that exhibited any kind of workmanship. Even though it was very inexpensive, it certainly was not a bargain. A local thrift shop agreed to take it off my hands.
This bench is multi-functional. It's the perfect height for pre-teens on up to sit on. It can also be used as a side table or nightstand. It has a rustic look which is a nice break from the ready to assemble stuff that seems to dominate our house.
I am trying to cover a subwoofer and would like to know the inside dimensions of the lower horizontal supports as well as the inside height of the bottom side of the bench. My sub is: (15 1/2"-h) x (16"-L) x (6 1/4"-W)nymusicman on Nov 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello nymusicman, unfortunately, your subwoofer is too big to fit inside on of these benches. The space inside the one I just measured is about 10.5 inches high x 16 inches wide x 7 inches long. Though there might be some variation between individual benches, but not enough to fit your subwoofer. Thank you for checking with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 2, 2014
Thank you. Wow, in the picture, it looks as high or higher than the length of the bench. It certainly doesn't look 6" lower than the length of the bench. If there was a miscalculation, please write back. I love the bench! Thank you.nymusicman on Dec 2, 2014
How much weight can this bench hold? If one stands on it what's the weight limit?
Thank you. :)krazykatladyz on Sep 16, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello krazykatladyz, unfortunately, we do not weight test our products. Thanks for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 16, 2014
My husband is 220 lbs and it is sturdy enough for his weight to sit. I have 2 of these and I love them. Very versatile. However, I do not recommend this to stand on. It's narrow and it could easily tip even though it would hold the weight.dllowry on Sep 22, 2014
Hello shopper107072, The Wooden Milking Bench (India) come fully assembly. Box Dimensions: Height: 24 Width: 18 Length: 12. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with usoverstockcustomercare1 on Oct 11, 2013
The meausrements are 17 in. H x 22 in. W x 10 in. D
I will check into the weight limit and post an answer soon.overstockcustomercare1 on May 24, 2012
These benches really are handmade by Indian artisans and are therefore neither factory-made nor factory-tested. They are certainly not made for any more than careful, occasional use as seating. I would further recommend never standing on these stools.overstockcustomercare1 on May 24, 2012
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