"We like to have a great bench that can rest up against the wall and be pulled up to the table when needed. (It can also live part-time in an adjacent hallway.) The idea is that it's ready and waiting when the inevitable moment arises when you've got to squeeze in eight guests at a table for six."
—Suzanne and Lauren McGrath, authors of Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces That Will Carry You Through a Lifetime
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)