Customize your new furniture
Our team is excited to build you a custom bench or table. On this page, we explain the steps you must follow to design your bench. Click the Shop tab and choose a collection as your first step.
Your options start with the style and shape of your bench, followed by measuring the length, adding design features, and finishing colors. This page serves as a reference for each of the options we provide. Individual product pages list the options available for that product. We hope you enjoy designing your bench!
If you would like to talk to us prior to placing an order, please contact us.
Click here to learn how to measure for your bench. Be sure to watch our video on "How to Measure" (on each product page) so the finished product is perfect in your space.
Our Traditional Style is our best selling collection. It is a style that goes with many types of furniture and home decorating styles.
Our Shaker Style provides a classic look that is popular in many homes today. This style works well when adding drawers or shelving options.
Consider the Chevron Style front with a herringbone top. The result is a distinctive bench that will become a focal point in your home.
A straight bench can be a great addition in many rooms. It's helpful for both seating and storage in the front hall or mud-room, a bench for one side of the kitchen table, or an accent piece in the family room.
The L-shape corner bench is our signature bench. It works well around a table, or where there is a wall next to a window. A corner bench often becomes a favorite sitting place to gather as a family or to enjoy in a quiet moment alone.
A-U-shape bench works with an eating nook or where you have a window with a wall on each side. It can be perfect with a table in the middle or open as a fun place to gather.
Bay Window Seat
Do you have a bay window that would be perfect with a window seat in front of it? Let us build the perfect one for you and your family to enjoy.
Traditional "V" Groove Top
The Traditional "V" Groove Top is our most popular top. It can be stained with your choice of Minwax wood stain - or painted to match your colors.
Flat Painted Top
For those wanting a painted top or wish to add their own cushion on the bench, the flat painted top can be a good option for your room.
The Herringbone Top can be stained in your choice of Minwax wood stain to bring out the texture and beauty of the wood top.
Every bench comes with strong standard hinges for a smooth close and strong support.
If you wish to have a slower and quieter close with your bench top, consider adding soft-close hinges to the standard hinge.
The majority of our benches are sold without backrests, but you may want one. The base price for each bench is quoted without a backrest.
All bay window seats are built without a backrest.
The straight backrest option is 1.5" deep and 18" tall. The seat is 18" deep.
For L-shape benches, the backrest can run behind the entire bench, or just on one side if the bench runs under a window. U-shape benches require either all backrest or no backrest.
The slanted backrest is 18" tall, 4” deep at the bottom, and 2.75” deep at the top. The seat is 18" deep. Note: Adding a slanted backrest will change the total depth of the bench from 18" to 22"
For L-shape benches, the backrest can be on the back of the entire bench or just on one side. U-shape benches require either all backrest or no backrest.
No baseboard accommodation
You will not need a baseboard accommodation if your wall space where the bench will go does not have baseboard trim, if you are going to remove the existing baseboard trim behind the bench, or if you do not mind a slight space between the bench and the wall when you install the bench.
With baseboard accommodation
If your wall has a baseboard trim you want to leave in place, we can cut what we call a baseboard accommoation to allow for the bench to sit flush to the wall. This is a slight modification we are happy to add if needed.
No vent needed
If your bench is going on a wall without a heating vent or return, you will not need a venting option for your bench.
Floor vent legs
One of the most popular options for spaces with a floor vent is to add floor vent legs. This allows for airflow and cleaning under the bench.
Vent registers on front
If your bench is going in front of a wall vent, we recommend incorporating a front vent that will allow airflow to pass under the bench.
Baseboard heating vents
If your home has baseboard heating, this option has both top vents and floor vent legs to provide easy airflow and to keep your bench from getting too hot.
*Not available with backrest option
We can stain your bench top with your choice of the wood stain colors shown here.
Dual tone - white base
Dual tone with a white base is one of our most popular options. You can select the wood stain color from the colors displayed on the left. The white base has a classic look and matches the trim in many homes.
Dual tone - custom color base
Many families choose the dual tone with a custom color to match their wall or room decorations. Select your wood stain color, and let us know your prefered paint brand and color so we can get you the match you want.
All painted - solid white
Another classic approach is an all-white bench. This can be created with a traditional "V" groove top or a flat top choice.
All painted - custom color
We can also create an all painted bench in any color you choose. Just let us know the brand and color of paint you prefer.
No end feature
You are not required to add an end feature to either end of your bench. In fact, leaving it off one or both sides increases the amount of storage space inside the bench. We have many options so you can design the bench you want.
The end shelf is perfect for books you will to display, or access frequently. You can also use it as a place for decorations or frequently used items.
Need a handy file drawer in the room with your bench? We can add one to either or both ends. Be aware - it does put a handle at calf height if you are sitting on that side.
End pet drawer
Want a handy place for your pet drawers without having to look at them all day? This pet drawer retracts back into the bench and is hid by a matching panel not shown here.
Looking for a place for a decorative storage basket? Our end cubbie is a great way to add style and function to your room.
Do you prefer a storage drawer to lift-top storage? We can add front drawers to your bench. Be aware - it does put a handle at calf height on the front of your bench. The front-drawer option is only available in our Bespoke collection.
Front pet drawer
Like the idea of a pet drawer, but it would be more handy in front? We have that solution! This pet drawer retracts back into the bench and is hid by a matching front panel. The front pet drawer option is only available in our Bespoke Collection.