Walking and biking around my neighborhood, I find the most amazing things. A few days ago, I came across this bench, put out next to the trash cans at curbside:
It's not the most high-end bench ever made. Top-notch woodwork doesn't usually sport big ol' screws like this:
But the bench's lines are classic and clean, and its woven rush seat is in remarkable condition:
Usually the rush is the first thing to go. On this bench, it's in terrific shape.
Here's Mu Shu on the bench, to provide a bit of scale. It's about one foot wide, two feet long. With a tray on top, it could be a nice little side table. Or it could live tucked under a taller table and brought out for additional seating during larger gatherings. I'm thinking of giving the wood a coat of bright, glossy paint.
Mu Shu is thinking of giving it two paws up.