Double-Duty Dining Piece: The Bench

Double-Duty Dining Piece: The Bench

Sarah Coffey
Nov 4, 2008

Benches, like the

, a coffee table, or...

...extra seating for a dinner party. This works especially well if you have an expandable rectangular dining table, but you don't have room to store a lot of extra chairs. Keep a bench on hand in your living room, bedroom, or hall and you've got instant seating for a group.

Photo: Wooden Chinese Bench from Wisteria, $199

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