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.