This end of the year project was inspired by our aging cat who does not like to have his food next to the other cats, who tend to plunder it — because they are pigs and he is more of a snacker, and so his food dish is on the counter above the washing machine and dryer. The counter is higher than average, 43 inches instead of 36″. We’ve taken to keeping a chair there, but it’s in the way, and, well, chairs don’t belong in front of counters. The bench could also be handy for the rest of use to reach in the upper recesses of kitchen cabinets and for Lily, who likes benches and stools of all kinds.
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