Kaufmann Gathering Bench (Oak)

Our exclusive new line of furniture includes the two-person gathering bench, made to order from solid White Oak wood by expert American craftspeople. Also available in Black Walnut. Pairs with our Rung Chairs. (more info)

PRE-ORDER *Each is made to order. Delivery time is 6-8 weeks.
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Kaufmann Gathering Bench (Oak)  - Kaufmann Mercantile

This two-person bench is made from solid White Oak wood by respected American woodworkers in New York. The simple form, developed exclusively by us, was inspired by the clean lines of Scandinavian design, the pared-down aesthetic of Danish mid-century modern, and the restraint of Japanese minimalism. Drawing on the precision workmanship of Shaker carpentry, the Kaufmann Gathering Bench is a celebration of traditional American craftsmanship, made to order entirely in the United States. Each is distinguished by a subtle diamond form that gently curves out from the center of the back rung.

Place the bench in your entryway as an elegant spot to sit while lacing up your boots and preparing to go outside. Rest a few decorative baskets along one end and line up shoes or store small sporting goods underneath. Slim in size, the bench also fits nicely in a hallway or bedroom. At the dinner table, it provides two comfortable seats for welcoming extra guests. 

Use & Care

This bench arrives fully assembled and ready to use. The White Oak, finished with natural wax, will age beautifully with time.

Surfaces should be wiped clean with a lightly dampened cloth. Small scratches, scuffs and rings can be lightly buffed out with extra fine steel wool, then more mineral oil can be applied to the area with a soft cloth. 

​Avoid getting the bench wet to prevent stains; if liquids do come in contact with the wood, any staining can be removed by refinishing the surface. 

Please note that this bench and all made-to-order furniture cannot be returned. Any requests for custom modifications to this piece will have a longer lead time for development and production, and the price will be adjusted accordingly. 


48” long x 18.5” deep x 30.5” high
(123 cm x 47 cm x 77.4 cm)

Seat is 18” high x 16” deep
(45.7 cm x 40.6 cm)

Also see measurement visual at left.

White Oak

Made in

Key points
- Exclusively designed by Kaufmann Mercantile
- Made with solid White Oak
- Handmade by American craftspeople 
- Unique diamond detail in the rung sets it apart from classic ladderback design
- Slim in size and ideal for entryway, hallway, bedroom or dining room
- Comfortably seats two people 
  • USA
  • Free shipping in the USA for orders $150+
  • $8.95 flat-rate for orders $35 - $150.
  • $4.95 flat-rate for orders under $35.
  • $29 flat-rate 2nd day for all US orders.
  • 90 days on all unused items.
  • Free return shipping in the US.
  • NY & NC.
  • Kaufmann Mercantile has partnered with BorderFree to offer shipping around the world. During checkout BorderFree will estimate charges for shipping, customs, and duties as applicable depending on the destination for your order. We currently offer the below attractive flat shipping rates with minimum orders.

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