Meet The Face Behind

THE NICE BENCH CO.

A BRIKA maker story

Owen Armstrong

MUSKOKA, ON
"Owen's benches are handmade and a one of a kind."
“Words I live by are: do your best, think positive and always believe in yourself.”

“I'm excited to be featured here because my mom loves BRIKA! ”


“My brother inspires me because he had cancer and I want to help other kids like him.”


“I'm excited to be featured here because my mom loves BRIKA! ”


Kidpreneur Owen is the founder of The Nice Bench Co. based in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. For every "bench" (as Owen coins them, aka kids' step stool) sold, Owen donates partial proceeds toward childhood cancer – a cause very close to heart & home. Childhood cancer research is severely underfunded with only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget spent on children’s cancer research in the U.S., and just 3% in Canada. Owen hopes he can help change those stats and bring greater awareness to childhood cancer.


Designed and built using sustainable wood sourced from Ontario, Canada. Painted with Canadian nontoxic, biodegradable, Zero VOC milk paint and sealed with 100% natural hemp oil, Owen's benches are handmade and a one of a kind here in Ontario.

Walk me through your production/design process.

My dad cuts the wood. I plane them, router them and put them together with glue, screws & plugs. Then I sand them before they get painted with organic milk paint. My mom supervises the painting and sometimes helps me. They get sealed with hemp oil when they are done. I have also hired a grade 11 wood worker to make stools too to keep up with the demand!




“I'm excited to be featured here because my mom loves BRIKA! ”
PRODUCTS BY THE NICE BENCH CO.
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