So last week while at the Longest Yard Sale on Route 127, I purchased this bucket bench which my husband loaded in the car for me. While I was in the process of unloading it I was mildly surprised by its weight. Hmmmm not exactly what I was thinking...I thought it would be a little lighter in weight...figuring the builder had used pine boards. On closer inspection I found that the top board had not been painted underneath.
So the question I have..is the wood cherry or walnut? I am usually really good at identifying woods. This one has me stumped. I guess lack of practice has caught up with me! However, when I placed some water on the board...it became bright red....so I'm leaning towards cherry. Now what am I going to do? I was planning to put the bench on the front porch and let it go rustic while supporting some potted plants...now I'm not so sure. Stay tuned...I think I will be removing the brown enamel paint and refinishing this bench!