20 new dining tables from salvaged cherry on the Abbey

Last year the Abbey Regina de Laudis reached out to see if we could fabricate 20 dining tables for the new refrectory they were building which was to be part of a larger renovation. We worked with the sisters to salvage enough cherry logs they had to recently taken down from the property to make all the tables and drawers for the project.   read more ..

In the Museum

Take a seat on our bench at the New Britain Museum of American Art

A few years ago the New Britain Museum of American Art added one of our benches to its terrific collection of benches. We are honored to have our bench among the museums terrific collection of gallery benches. The bench is made from what was the largest American elm in Connecticut at the time when it was brought down in 2009.   read more ..

Have you seen?

Our updated “Available” section

We recently uploaded photos of all the pieces available in our showroom.  Click the link here to see. There are a lot of great new pieces and some original creations from when we started City Bench.  If you see something you like or want to visit the showroom give us a call or email.     read more ..

Reader's welcome

Corsair Library table

We recently completed a library table for the newly finished Corsair apartments in New Haven.   We also did a bar and shelving for the amenity area made from beams reclaimed from the old factory on site.  The library table is made from the Lincoln oak, an historic New Haven Green tree that was blown over during super storm Sandy in 2012.   read more ..


Greenwich Country Day School ProjectDecember 20, 2019

When the Greenwich Country Day School expanded from K-8 to a high school this past year they bought a nearby high school campus and built a new school building. They also put in a new playing field and needed to remove a lot of trees to build it. We worked with the school and architects from SLAM to salvage as many of the logs as possible. It was a terrific variety of red oak, white oak, maple, hickory, and beech. We transformed the wood into new dining hall tables, benches, feature walls, and a large ceiling. It was a terrific project and very satisfying to see all the wood be put to good use. Click here to see more of what we made.

The red oak and white oak ceiling
The feature wall made of hickory, maple, beech, red oak, and white oak

We are honored to be featured in our hometown paper.October 18, 2017

Have a read in the New Haven Register here!!

Photo: Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media