Sometimes, a garden needs one final touch to bring it together. When that final element can be a functional table, bench or chair, all the better.... We have designed custom furniture for a few of our gardens, a feat that inevitably requires more time, effort and head scratching than we could imagine. Those big stone benches require a little sweat equity, as well. Somehow, the results are always enough to make us willing to dive in again. Cantilevered ipe and steel bench (photo by Robin Bachtler Cushman)

Steel bench

Steel table with perforated top (chairs by Henry Hall)

Sandstone bench

Sandstone bench with rusting steel wall

Steel table with perforated top, and our first (and only?) chairs