Mesquite slab bench with turquoise and arrowhead inlays.
Indoor or outdoor, we build all types of benches from backless ones to hall trees with storage. If you can send us an idea or a sketch, chances are we can build it for you.
We can build custom wedding, graduation, or anniversary benches that your guests can personalize before we seal the wood. These benches make wonderful mementos of the special days in your lives.
We also do inlays for our benches in which the voids in the bench seats are backfilled with a clear filler within which gemstones, river rock, fossils, sea shells, or practically anything else that is small enough to fit within the voids can be permanently placed and sealed within the bench making the bench even more unique and one-of-a-kind.
Final sanding of our benches is to 220 grit. The wood is then sealed with three coats of spar (marine grade) urethane, sanded between the second and third coats for maximum adhesion.
We choose to use Minwax Spar Urethane Clear Hi-Gloss product because of its durability and UV resistant properties resulting in years of service before having to apply another coat. This is a marine grade urethane made to stand up to the outdoor environment. This product also provides for easy cleaning of your bench and maximum water repellency.
The underside of our benches is left raw in order that the natural, aromatic, and therapeutic aroma of the juniper (cedar) odor from the oil found within the wood can be enjoyed by our customers. This odor also naturally repels insects which is a definite plus when you are sitting outside enjoy nature. Over time the oil will wick away from the surface, but a gentle sanding will once again bring the oil back to the surface and renew the wonderful odor.
Mesquite slab natural edged bench
Turquoise and arrow head inlay in mesquite bench.
Made with Heart in the Heart of the Texas Hill Country.
Mesquite slab bench with arrow head and turquoise inlay