A bench with a high back and shapely sides stylishly maximizes space for diners in tight quarters.The Kit We Picked
Shaker Warming Bench, Van Dykes RestorersWhy We Liked It
Creative freedom. The kit includes precut pieces crafted from sturdy unfinished stock, the necessary fasteners, and little more, leaving custom tailoring and the final finish to your imagination. The Specs
Red oak, 13½
by 48 inchesWhat It Costs
About $240How Much
About $360. A similar, fully assembled and finished white pine bench from a furniture company costs around $600.