This great old farm work bench, on arrival to our work shed, presented itself as having once been a highly functional piece that had been left on a dirt floor and so the ends of its legs were decaying with rot.
So should we mercilessly cut the legs right back to allow a chunky coffee table to be spawned; or cut just enough off, add wheels and resurrect a mobile multifunctional work bench with a shelf?
We chose the latter and in fact it turned out perfect for a kitchen bench, a hall table, or a servery on a deck.
It is now a great work bench height and easy to move about on its industrial wheels. The whole piece has been reinforced and there is now a shelf beneath the bench top, which looks like it has always been there and which would be great for storage.