February 21, 2018
February 7, 2018
At Scandinavian Antiques, we believe in giving beautiful historic pieces new purpose. Perserving and extending the life of these objects is our passion. Sometimes this means finding new utility for our wares. Workbenches, like many antiques, can provide a number of uses that may not seem immediately obvious. With the help of our workshop and expertise, we will help you match the form you love to the function you need.
For instance, here is a workbench we custom fit to be a wine tasting table for a client (featured in several magazines now):
The possibilities are endless. A workbench could be cut down for a coffee table, complete with a recessed area for remotes or quick use items. Rather than cutting it down, a workbench could also be built up and used as stunning kitchen island. By simply adding a shelf between the lower trestle stretchers, one could make a unique bar or sofa console table. With our craftsmanship and a bit of imagination, you will find the ideal place for a workbench and the perfect use for continuing it's long life.
(Above is an example of a workbench serving as a desk)
Scandinavian Antiques specializes in the finest European antiques and we take care to stock pieces that will serve our clients functionally as well as aesthetically. We have a passion to find unique items and hand select every piece we sell to ensure you are receiving the best quality antiques available in the United States.
When it comes to antique workbenches, this is no different. Currently, we have a approximately 20 antique carpenter’s workbenches for sale that are an example of our vast inventory. While a few can be found on our website (under "Workbenches" and "Latest European Container"), many more can be found in our two local Denver warehouses, the first conveniently located next door to our showroom. These workbenches are awaiting restoration, so are a perfect choice for a personalized project ready for your customization.
Each has it's own charm and character, so be sure to peruse our warehouse to find the one that speaks to you. When you make your selection, we will restore it to your specifications so that your needs are perfectly met and the workcbench is ready for whatever use you have in mind.
One of the workbenches we have for sale is an incredible Danish workbench with a solid top that is sure to impress anyone who comes into contact with it. This beautiful workbench is from the late 19th century, and bears an exquisite patina from years of traditional use. Unique to this table is that we added a piece of wood to the recessed tray, now providing one continuous top, perfect for a desk or to display a large sculpture as a console table. This piece has a single wood handled vice and includes a traditional trestle base which allows for easy assembly and take down. This particular bench has been restored and waxed, allowing you to rest easy in knowing it is durable and ready for many more years of use.
Another carpenter's workbench that is currently for sale is a rustic workbench ready to be customized or refinished for use in a home or office. This piece is from our “un-restored” collection; it just arrived from Europe and is still in "warehouse condition." Prior to leaving our store, like all our antique furniture it will be professionally restored in our workshop to ensure it is stable, strong, ready for use and completed with an appropriate finish. This particular piece will be re-listed upon its restoration, allowing you to see how much attention to detail Scandinavian Antiques takes when it comes to restoring our antiques.
If you are in the market for a strong and sturdy antique workbench loaded with character, we are confident we have a piece that will meet your personalized needs. While these particular pieces are incredible for their ability to show off your individual interior decorating taste, they are terrific functional options as well. Whether you desire to have a piece of history as a collector’s item, repurpose an antique in a modern way, or actually intend to use the workbench for it’s original function, we are certain you will be pleased with the incredible selection we offer.
Scandinavian Antiques is happy to assist you in finding the most appropriate European antiques for your modern household. We have over 30 years of experience as an antique importer, and our attention to quality and detail is accentuated by our 2,000 square foot studio, where our craftsmen work to restore the function of our antique furniture. With over 24,000 sq ft of inventory, if you are interested embarking on a journey to blend the past with the present, contact us today!
January 17, 2018
January 10, 2018
“I discovered Scandinavian Antiques online and was at first hesitant to purchase over the phone. Based on photos and conversation, I purchased my first cabinet from Scandinavian Antiques and was more than pleased with the quality. Since then, I have purchased a table and Biedermeier chairs which would have cost far more on the East coast if I could even find them.”
By Scandinavian Antiques - January 10, 2017