Walnut and cherry benches are currently sold out. I will start construction of some new ones in mid to late June.
The first three photos show the only bench I have in stock. It is a pine nrpt model. There is some shop rash (slight) on the side so I have rated it nrpt (not ready for prime time) and reduced the prive by over 40%.
This is the compact version of The Wooden Fly Fly Tying Bench- Its size and design were dictated by my years as a fly tyer living in Manhattan. Space was at a premium. With its solid back and side, this bench contained materials while I tied as well as holding tools and material for storage on a shelf when not in use.
It is larger, measuring 15 3/4" by 12" by 6" high.
The bench is finished with shellac, then waxed.
The bench supplies space for a full supply of tools to be kept close at hand while tying. The back and side panels make it easy to store tools and material on the surface of the bench between tying sessions. The tool holding slots and holes are designed to suspend scissor points above the work surface so the tips are not worn when they are placed in a slot. The cork work surface is a full 1/8" thick. It is bordered on all four sides so neither tools nor beads nor any other material can wander off.
Each bench weighs just under 5 1/2 pounds.
The materials used in the bench are maple die board for the base, brass hooks, solid walnut and shop made walnut or cherry plywood (I use a veneer press to apply walnut or cherry veneer to Baltic Birch plywood to form the back and side panels). I have veneered the horizontal surface behind and beside the cork work area with figured (curly) walnut. I have faced all plywood edges with solid wood.
The cherry model uses the same materials with cherry replacing the walnut. The pine is a bit simpler to make; the birch ply used for the back is left natural.
These benches are designed and built to give a lifetime and more of service. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest.
Shipping fees have been increasing steadily and rapidly. I rely on Etsy's calculations for shipping fees which, while they cover the cost of shipping, do not cover the cost of of packing materials. Further complicating matters is Etsy's practice of charging a buyer the full, over the counter, USPS price, while charging the seller (me) a price roughly 20% less but with an added fee to me for the savings. Rather than try to unscramble all this in advance, if the difference between what I pay Etsy (including Etsy's fee for me) and what Etsy has you pay me is more than a dollar, I'll round any difference to the nearest dollar(s) and include same in your package.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Many of the boxes and cases I make are designed to suit a particular piece or pieces of wood. A good example is the three open wooden boxes (1 sold, two still listed) made of ash. Although the wood is the same type and the construction of each box is the same, the dimensions of each box are different. I designed each box to fit the particular piece of wood from which it was made. Similarly, the two tansu cabinets (both sold) that I had listed on Etsy were designed to show off special pieces of butternut and ash that I had encountered.
The items that I can build to order are the Hancock Shaker shelves, the Shaker candle box in your choice of milk paint color or shellac wash. The same will hold true for fly tying benches and storage cabinets when I get a chance to build and list them (I hope to do so by the end of February.).
In the meantime, thanks to all for your interest in my work.