Honest Bench in Oak

Introducing the Honest Bench in Oak by Lydiates. Designers and makers of fine contemporary furniture, Lydiates is a father-son design and maker duo based in Herefordshire. Inspired by the traditional Windsor design, but with an added contemporary twist, the Honest Bench is crafted from English Oak and finished in natural wax oil. This elegant seat combines Scandanavian minimalism and Japanese design techniques, with Lydiates’ commitment to detail and exceptional craftsmanship.

This product is available in bespoke variations, please enquire for further details.

Material: English Oak, brass, natural wax oil
Dimensions: Height: 80.5cm, Seat height: 45.5cm, Length: 118.5cm Depth: 40.5cm, Seat Height: 45.5cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with soft, damp cloth
Lead Time: 8-10 weeks


Legs and spindles are turned on a lathe and wedged through tenon joinery. Visible joinery in the form of solid brass on the crest rail locks the spindles in place without compromising the clean aesthetic. With acute attention to detail and great understanding of traditional techniques, Lydiates’ elegant seating designs are crafted from English and American wood and finished with a natural wax oil. Each piece is handmade in their Herefordshire workshop.
The Maker Lydiates Furniture Maker - West Midlands

Lydiates are designers and makers of fine contemporary furniture. Combining the woodworking prowess of father and son, Paul and Richard Staples, Lydiates’ work focuses on simple, classic designs with attention to detail at the forefront. Richard developed his passion for wood and the art of furniture design during his time at college. After several years of working under some of the finest makers, Lydiates was born, named after the family farm where Paul ran a successful fine joinery business for over 40 years. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and Japanese design techniques, this father-son team are never happier than when bringing their own designs to life in the workshop, which they now share in northern Herefordshire.