At City Bench, we create singular furniture from city trees with designs that “keep the tree in the wood.”  We react to each slab and the story behind it to build objects that connect people back to place.  Each piece comes with a “story of origin,” and sometimes a street address.  City Bench was started to tell stories through soulful objects and highlight an overlooked urban resource.  More about Our Story.





A big thanks to Cos!


Cos Arnett joined City Bench as an intern this summer and has been a great addition for a busy period. Cos is about to enter his final year at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Science where he is enrolled in the furniture design program.  He is a talented woodworker and we’ve been fortunate to have him with us this summer!

Here’s a recent piece he made with us:



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