FAQs


Where do the childhood cancer donations go?
Still in its infancy, The Nice Bench Co buys gift cards and donates them to the Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer and Candlelighters Simcoe County. The goal is to formalize the donation process and create a charity when funds become more significant.

Can The Nice Bench Co verify that it makes the donations?
The Nice Bench Co can put our customers in touch with its recipient charities for verification purposes and/or you may visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nicebenchco/) to see charity acknowledgements.

Will there be a donation receipt?
The Nice Bench Co can issue an invoice to you showing $10 per step stool purchased being attributed to the donation.

Are custom orders available?
Of course! Owen would be happy to take custom orders. Project details will determine hours spent which in turn will determine pricing.

What kind of paint is used?
The high quality, non-toxic paints are procured from Homestead House Paint

What kind of wood is used?
Pine is the current flavour but Owen is open to experimenting with other types of wood.

Where is the Wood From?
A private forest in Novar, Ontario, Canada.

What makes The Nice Bench Co’s Wood Sustainable?
The forest where the wood comes from is procured through a process call silviculture selective harvest. The essence of silviculture is to provide conditions for the forest to best continue to put on growth (remove overgrowth, dead-fall, snags…) so to steadily increase in volume over time.

Where are the benches Manufactured?
In Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

Who makes the benches?
Owen is in charge and gets help from his older brother, younger sister or parents when its required, or when the job is too dangerous for a child.

Will the bench scratch my floor?
The base of each bench is raw wood.  If you are concerned you can always add felt pads readily available from any hardware store.

When was The Nice Bench Co founded?
May, 2017.

Who helps Owen with the business side of things?
Parents.

Where do the benches ship?
The benches ship to any location that is available on the website at checkout.

What payment methods do you take?
Paypal, Apple Pay and major credit cards.