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What Does a "Recessed Shelf Mean?

The great part of having a Custom Workbench is the ability to bring the Face of the Bottom shelf back behind the front legs.This opportunity offers "Leg Room" so you can use a stool or chair without interfering with the bottom.

Please note: you can always add more shelves to your bench! See "Shelving Additions".

 

What Color options do I have for my Bench?

All Bench tops are Natural Butcher Block Maple- This is a Natural Maple color that goes with most any accent stain color.We keep them in this standard color since all tops are treated with a food safe, stain resistant finish that also repels gasoline and petroleum based liquids.

We do add a decorative polyurethane finish to match the rest of the bench. This finish will wear well and can be sanded.

Gunstock - is a light brown with a hint of red. It is our most popular and is seen in most of the photos on our site.

Red Mahogany - offers a deep Brown look as the Golden hue of Southern Yellow Pine softens the Red Hues of this stain

Ebony - offers a Black color in overall appearance though you can still see the wood grain offering a Tiger Eye effect of Golden hues.

Sedona Red - has more of a red clay color. Similar to that of the etched earth in the Grand Canyon. Very attractive.

Honey Gold - Is a Natural wood look and takes on the true color of the wood. The unique aspect is that it mellows with time.

 

Can you Build my bench to my specification?

Yes! , We offer choices bench height, shelf depth, color, and other choices o each page. On some of the choice options there is the choice called "Other".

If you wish to choose a different increment, simply add the request to the Comment section at check out.

      • You Can Choose not to have a back splash and have a lip instead. We still include the Back splash for use at a later Date.

        You can specify a different color to match your decor as long as it is attainable in our region.

        You Can Choose not to have a back splash and have a lip instead. We still include the Back splash for use at a later Date.

        You Can Choose not to have a back splash and have a lip instead. We still include the Back splash for use at a later Date.

What type of wood is used for the bench structure?

We currently use "DSS" Southern yellow Pine for our Bench frames and legs. This stands for Dense Select Structural. The moisture content is .05, where common pine is dried to a 15 moisture content.

This type of wood is more durable, and has virtually no knots, therefore no shrinkage!

Why use Butcher Block?

We currently use Woodweld Maple or Ash Butcher Block on all of our Bench Tops and Select Structural Southern Yellow Pine for legs and Frames. Bally Block is an American Company in business for over 100 years.

The moisture content of DSS Pine is .05, where common SYP pine is dried to a 15 moisture content. This type of wood is more durable, and has virtually no knots, therefore minimal shrinkage!- We are who we are- American Workbench, using the best affordable products to make our benches. . . For you . . Made to order.

Is there an additional charge to have my name on the bench?

There is no charge for your name or message in the "Made in U.S.A. Section. There may be a charge for additional engraving or logo additions. We also do some color enhancements to carvings, additional charges apply, call and ask.

Why does it take weeks to ship?

Benches are customized based on offerings. The orders are built by one person in blocks of 3-7 at a time. There are times in the heat/cold of the summer/winter where top cure times can be slowed by South Carolina Weather. Benches will not be shipped until fully cured, otherwise packing material will leave impressions.

Do you ship to Canada?

Yes! Additional shipping, plus additional carrier fees would apply. Email us your address and we will email the basic shipping cost to your region.

Why not build my own bench?

If you have the tools and resources...you should. However, when you consider that most parts of our benches are planed, jointed, and sanded to create a strong, attractive, built to last several lifetimes and carved with your message and legacy, it's obvious that you're assured a quality American Made product. So you can move on to your own DYI interests.

Can you ship the bench fully assembled?

Yes! However, there is an additional cost. It is not recommended since it takes more time to remove the bench from the pallet than following the 25 minute assembly instructions. This bench is designed for simple assembly!

If you have a specific question please feel free to call or email me directly. I am with my clients from start to finish.