Rustic furniture is a fancy of many people they give you the feeling of being connected to earth; just adding a piece of Rustic Bench to your home is a great way of doing that and it has a good amount of utility too.
Rustic benches have great utility it can be used as an outdoor furniture in the garden, it can be used in the dining room instead of chairs with a back. it can be used as a hinged storage bench with distress plank or as a brightly coloured bench on the porch you could also use it a brightly coloured upholstery for it .With a wooden plank under it could also be used as a shoe rack.
For rustic benches, basic hardwoods are used like Maple, Beech, Ironwood, Basswood, Birchwood, Cherry Pine etc…Benches made with Pine or Cedar will also yield good results. You could also recycle an old wooden door into a Rustic Bench only of you like making stuff.
The basic rustic furniture design includes Bentwood, Freedom Log, Slab, Recycled Wood etc. The Drift Wood Style uses various kind of hardwood, Logs, Sticks etc.The Bentwood Method uses the same material but as a stick style.