Rustic Wooden Benches?! Ahhh! I pretty much got whiplash cranking my head to have a look at the benches as we were driving by and then I yelled: TURN AROUND!!!
So we went back to see what the benches were all about. We drove up the driveway to a beautiful modern-looking farmhouse (there were chickens walking around!) and down the steps came a good looking, super friendly guy with glasses in his hand.
Turns out that guy is Omar Hogbin and he makes these benches in his spare time with a couple other guys. Omar actually runs a swanky company called Model Berri and started building benches as a stress reliever. People started noticing his work and more custom orders started coming in. He makes everything from rustic picnic tables to flower boxes. As a joke he and his friends came up with the name Clutch & Joke for their little company.
Well of course we snagged a bench while we were there, which we had absolutely no room for but we made it work! When we got it home I put it in the mudroom. I had moved our other bench to the living room so we needed something for the back.
Omar doesn't have a website for Clutch & Joke, but if you happen to be traveling on Highway 2 from Gananoque to Kingston keep your eyes out for the big sign! I'm sure he'll hook you up!