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Ploughman’s Bench

£ 2,700.00 GBP

The Ploughman’s Bench is crafted with a variety of reclaimed wood and a vintage plough in true wabi-sabi spirit. It features a long seat that can comfortably seat 4-5 people and a partial backrest fashioned from the handle of a traditional plough and thin panels of wood. Referred to as ‘犁’ in Chinese, the character for the plough is a combination of two Chinese words, the top being the word for benefit and the bottom for cow. This refers to the tool being of great use to farmers. Devoid of any screws and nails, this bench instead uses mortise and tenon joinery, which is prized for its incredible strength. Suitable as an accent piece for corridors, living rooms and tea houses, the Ploughman’s Bench is a limited-edition collector’s piece as Paya Home has only been able to salvage a handful of antique ploughs from nearby farms. Please note images are for reference only. Each piece is unique and may vary slightly in shape, colour and dimension based on the available wood. When crafting with reclaimed wood, the final item may feature naturally occurring holes, cracks, graduation in colouring and fissures within the timber. As with any furniture made with salvaged materials, we embrace this as part of the wood’s storied history. Before placing your order, please observe the dimensions of this piece as it is particularly large and will be delivered fully assembled. Please ensure it will be able to fit in your elevator or stairwell upon delivery. • Salvaged wood • Small-batch design • Farmhouse furniture

About the artisan

In modern times, embracing more sustainable solutions feels almost like a dying religion. But it's important to us, important for me to leave the earth better than when I first arrived.

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