Monday, August 31, 2009

Wahkeena Falls Benches

Some of these are memorial benches also. I love how they provided so many benches at all the Falls. . .

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Memorial Benches at Latourell Falls

Always nice to be able to rest and enjoy the falls! See the little plaques on the benches? They were donated in the memory of someone.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Vista House Benches

Simple but elegant!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Memorial Benches at Clark County Fair for Friday challenge

I saved these to use by themselves because they are different in that they have a shelter around and over them. Nice respite from the summer heat and memorial for a family that participated and enjoyed the Clark County Fair for many years during its 151 years of existence. They are next to the dairy barn (cows) and yes, there are more yellow benches that you can see through the window of this bench shelter.

If you only have time to see one other bench this week, don't miss out on
EG Tourguide Click on the link of the page you arrive at and it will take you there. . . I don't know why the direct link doesn't take you right there. . .

Armrest design caught my attention BENCH

Don't you think this armrest is unique? I find it most elegant!
It doesn't look like the people that own it treat it very well . . .

I found this bench when walking through a housing area when looking for the Activity Center I would be catching my bus for the Columbia River Gorge Trip that I will be featuring on my other blog the next few days. I was actually in the wrong housing area for the place I was looking and found the right place the next day. It was nice to make a mistake because I found this bench a a couple others I will be uploading in the next few days.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


No blogging for me Wednesday. Too much trouble on my old computer Tuesday night and Wednesday I will be gone on a bus trip to see the waterfalls in the Gorge for most of the day. I will try to post again on Thursday and visit your blogs Wednesday night when I get home.

Bus stop picnic benches

I went to the doctor to get a prescription about two weeks ago. On the way home, I waited here at the bus stop. The last time I was at this bus stop, there was no place to sit. NOW, I can even have lunch if I want to!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea how the bench got there but it was a welcome relief to have a place to sit after walking a bit to the doctor's.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Most gorgeous bench for you to see . . .

Nature Girl over at this blog has a most gorgeous bench in her garden. Drop by and see it for yourself and leave her a note that I sent you. You won't be sorry!

Storage bench

Found this at the County fair also and forgot to show it before. I don't care for the plastic but it would be a serviceable bench in the garage.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Picnic table benches for sale

Saw these at a Garden Place next door to my church. I placed the zoom lens of my camera through the hole in the fence and got this shot! CLICK on it to see the details better.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bench in front of Safeway Grocery Store

I saw these two benches when I went to check my blood pressure at this grocery store. The BP machine was out of order but my reward was two new benches! Don't they look airy? I was in a hurry to catch another bus so didn't even try them out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My very own bench I bought at Farmers Market this summer

I live in a tiny apartment on the 8th floor. I don't really have room for a bench inside my apartment but I wanted one so I bought the smallest one at the Farmers Market. A local man from Ridgefield made it and he put a metal plate with his name on the bottom of it. It is beautifully handcafted and I have shown many of his benches on this blog before but not this one because I was saving it for some day special. Today is that day! My bench "revealing" makes the day special!
I usually have it by the window so I can sit and watch the sunset at night and sunrise in the morning. Sometimes, I put it in front of my big wooden desk. I did not have room to photograph it in my apartment so I took some scatter rugs and placed it in the hall and did it there. I took many angles of it. I hope you like it as much as I do. He told me to use lemon oil on it to keep it nice.
I laid it on its side so you could see the bottom of it and how it is constructed with screws that lets it fold down if I wanted to store it for the winter if used as a patio bench or front porch bench.
This is a side view and the lighter wood underneath is not so obvious to the naked eye. This bench has three shades of the wood.

Trying very hard to show you my bench and not the ugly hall carpet. It is only 34 inches long and 14 inches wide. It is as tall as a normal bench.

Pier 1 -- bench #5

This bench I like because of the "X" back or maybe you might see triangles. No matter-- it is unique and I wish I could have bought it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pier 1 -- Bench #4

This ratan bench is made differently with spaces left unwoven and wood framing the seat.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Three -- benches for one

Notice the curved backs. . . they must be comfortable.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Clark County Fair benches

I started to photograph every bench at the fair and finally decided it was not worth it IF they were the same type. As you can see, the predominate kinds were those long yellow benches but there were a variety of other benches besides bleachers at the different events. Of course, I already showed you the special benches made with a chain saw. . .


These benches were made by another craftsman in a different section of the fair. I know one is pretty blurry but it is the only photo I have of it so I posted it anyway. I should have checked to see that it came out well but I didn't and I won't be going back to the fair this year to retry it.