This Rug Hooked Bench started out as a very large old piece of wood
taken from a barn. It didn't need to be cut or reworked in any way.
It was beautiful with natural markings and imperfections.
When we found the plank, one of the sides was beveled,
while the other was not. All edges were naturally smoothed.
When I first saw it, it resembled a piece taken possibly from a large feed trough.
I had a carpenter add very simple, sturdy legs to make the plank a bench.
It is 19.5in. (49.53cm) high. Perfect for pulling to a dining room table for bench seating. It measures 81.5in. (207.01cm) long. It can seat many people,
which I love when we have a full house !
It does double duty when placed in front of a sofa, like a narrow "table".
I hooked the runner with all of my leftover wool strips !
The only "anchor" of 'same' color was the black 'X'
and 2 small rows of caramel at the center of each 'X'.
I finished the edge with wool yarn that has been whipped
around cotton cording. This makes a durable edge,
which was especially needed for the use this bench would get.
This is an heirloom I hope stays in my family !