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
Furniture Frame Material
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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 ordered two of these benches to provide additional seating for guests. They are sturdy and well made. The color could be darker but, a coat of stain will take care of that in no time. As always, the stools were well packaged and arrived quickly!
I bought two of these benches to use as props on photo shoots with large groups. They've worked great after only a few weeks of use on location shoots. Both stools are well made and held up good after being tossed around on locations. The only issue is that each is very a different color wood. One is a more tight grain (more like oak) and a consistent medium brown while the other is more spotty with medium and darker tone, almost knotty (like knotty pine with big knots). Of course this does not matter for me at all as mostly people are setting on the stools cover the wood color. Overall I'm very happy with these little stools! I can see why they have so many positive reviews!
I purchased one of these benches several weeks ago and was so impressed with the quality I just purchased a second one. I appreciate the fact that it is hand made from reclaimed wood, the mortise-and-tenon joinery is very nice, and the bench is very versatile as to it's multiple uses. The packaging was excellent and "No assembly required" is also a plus!
We needed a bench for the foyer area but only had limited space. We searched the Internet but the sturdy pieces were always to big/bulky. We decided to try the milking bench as we measured before ordering and it was the exact fit that we needed (like it was made for that space!) The next test was the sturdiness and so far so good! It holds books and purses and the weight of our foot on top of it to put on our shoes. I've also sat on it- it's a little low, but sturdy and will hold me if needed. The perfect find and rustic like our decor!
I like these benches. They are versatile, we have them in our bedroom to sit on while dressing, or to put stuff on. I've used them as a stool to stand on to reach in the top of my closet. My only complaint is that the finish is significantly different with the two benches. But since these are hand made, it's to be expected.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes and no, I bought two and one matched the color on the website the other was much darker
Please tell us about the quality of the product. it is sturdy, looks handmade, which is what I wanted; light weight.
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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