Every so often you run across an old workbench being used as a plant potters workstation or (more frequently it seems these days) as a side or island table in the kitchen on one of the many design blogs out there. Most are old and have that shabby chic look that some designers seem to go for.
This one is different in that it appears to be a brand new woodworking bench with virtually no prior use on it. Complete with face and tail vices, not only does it look out of place, but it just feels like you could get a lot more use out of something that has drawers or a place for a center island sink.
Who knows – maybe the owner is a woodworker and the kitchen serves double duty as a part time shop, but my guess is that an over ambitious interior designer thought “oh, that will look fabulous as an island” and in it went. I do have the feeling that at the end of the day it would have limited applicability and use in the kitchen, but then again I fear that this isn’t the last workbench I’ll come across in a kitchen.