This bench/ottoman was made from an old lobster trap. We love it when clients bring us odd projects to challenge our creativity!
The lobster trap is actually upside down in the final product. As you can see, the “top” of the trap is round . . . which is why I went with a simple cradle design for the base. The cradle is made from pallet wood and stained to match the aged wood of the trap itself. The ends of the base had to be custom cut to match the uneven curve of the trap and to keep it from sliding or rolling. Matching the colour of the aged wood, repairing some old damage, working with odd shapes and non-parallel lines, and engineering a way to attach a cushion made this job challenging but fun. All of the wood was treated with boiled linseed oil.