My husband came home with prizes in his truck the other day, two *free* benches. One is wood and wrought-iron, perfect for the front yard, where I can knit and watch the children play outside.
The other is a true find, an old short church pew, complete with communion cup and hymnal holders on its back. It needs stripping and re-staining, or at least a couple coats of paint, but for now it sits in the hallway, and it already seems to have its fans.
It's a charming little bench, for sure.