Look! Decorative Molding Bench

Look! Decorative Molding Bench

Jen DeRose
Oct 13, 2008

Even if we were lucky enough to find some cast-off decorative molding like this, we'd never be able to get it home. But we still love the combination of the smooth, simple stone top resting on a mis-matched, ornate base.

We like the way the piece is fragmented, the strength and smoothness of of the granite top juxtaposed with the carved supports, which look a little like ruins. Plus, it's proportioned well, with the two delicate pieces on the right side balancing the heftier stone on the left.

It's a good lesson for other DIY pieces: legs don't always have to match.

photos: jen derose

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