Furniture is always cooler when there is an interesting story behind it. Such is the case with The Millhouse Bench ($400) by 2nd Story Wood Co. In its former life, this bench was a floor joist in an old bungalow home in Charlotte, NC. The wood still shows the original nail holes and hammer marks, and the steel hairpin legs and large bolts give it an industrial look. Dimensions: 3 ft long, 1 ft wide, 3.75″ thick beams, 17 3/4 tall.