Best Garden Benches 2018
If you’re looking for the most classical way to bring character, beauty and relaxation to your outdoors then look no further – nothing beats a good garden bench. Loved for centuries and with a timeless appeal, they’re a pillar of any great garden and definitely deserve a spot on yours. While there are hundreds of options out there, below you’ll find only the very best – all thoroughly tested, reviewed and compared – ensuring that you find the best garden bench for you. They’re guaranteed to be well-crafted, handsomely designed and attractively priced, setting them apart from the competition as beacons of greatness. Let’s begin!
Best Garden Benches
These are the best outdoor benches for sale on the market, thoroughly compared for your convenience.
|Garden Bench||Patio Sense Antique Bronze Patio Bench||Amish Heavy Duty Mission Garden Bench||Amazonia Newcastle Teak Bench||Oxford Garden Classic 4-Foot Shorea Bench||Highwood Lehigh Garden Bench||Oxford Garden Chadwick Shorea||Oxford Garden Essex 8-ft Shorea Bench|
|Seat Size||4 Feet||5 Feet||4 Feet||4 Feet||5 Feet||6 Feet||8 Feet|
|Material||Cast Aluminum||Pine Wood||Teak Wood||Shorea Wood||Poly Wood||Shorea Wood||Shorea Wood|
|Weight Capacity||440 lbs||800 lbs||500 lbs||500 lbs||500 lbs||600 lbs||1000 lbs|
|Warranty||30 Days||30 Days||1 Year||3 Years||12 Years||3 Years||3 Years|
Outdoor Garden Bench Reviews
Here you can read in-depth reviews of all the outdoor benches shown in the table above, ensuring that you know exactly what they have to offer and how they standout from one another. You can find small outdoor benches (4 feet) all the way up to 8ft and made of different materials as well – from aluminum to wood and even composite (which also make for excellent decorative outdoor benches due to their uniquely vibrant colors). No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect one for you here so let’s dive in!
One of the most popular metal patio benches of all time, Patio Sense’s “Antique” gives you class and solid construction at an insanely low price. While it’s a relatively small patio bench and needs to be well taken care of to ensure it lasts, it’s still got charm, a nice versatile design and its compact size actually makes it easy to fit the bench in any place. The seat’s around 4′ long, making it large enough to comfortably seat two people and it’s also quite comfortable due to its lightly curved shape. It’s completely made of cast aluminum which is robust (440 lbs of weight limit) and very resilient to rust and the weather plus it also comes with a beautiful antique bronze finish that not only adds to its looks but also further improves its resistance to the elements. Sadly, the included screws aren’t rustproof so you’ll need to either finish them yourself or get stainless steel ones instead. It might also come with a bit of cast-related imperfections which can be easily fixed (tiny bits of aluminum on the edges that can be removed) and frankly are to be expected at such a low price range. It comes with 30 days of warranty and the assembly is as easy as it gets. It’s also available in a different design called “Simone”, you can take a look at it on the product’s page. If you want a simple but effective patio bench that’s extremely affordable, this is a good option.
This handmade pine wood garden bench offers you a good looking and durable experience at a very inexpensive price. From its antique design to the handsome colors (5 to choose from including black, white and walnut), it’ll give your patio a nice decorative boost while the pressure treated pine wood makes for a durable and resistant frame. The 5′ long seat fits 3 people with ease and comfortably as well due to its rolled back design. It’s also a strong bench, enduring up to 800 lbs of weight safely, and it’s very easy to assemble as well. Keep in mind that since it’s handmade you can get an imperfect unit although it is a rare occurrence and can easily be replaced for free due to the 30 days of warranty – just give the manufacturer a call. It’s a great wooden garden bench and very fairly priced to boot.
Amazonia’s “Newcastle” outside wooden bench is extremely popular and after getting it myself it’s easy to see why. Not only is its teak body gorgeous and perfect for outdoor use due to its weatherproof quality, but it’s also attractively priced and very well built. The only drawback I can point out is the assembly – it’s quite hard even with instructions but it’s a sacrifice that’s more than worth it. When it comes to dimensions it has a comfortable and versatile size with the bench being 4′ long – making it a fantastic 2 seater garden bench. The design’s classic with a twist, featuring an elegantly curved top and an equally curved seat that adds to overall comfort. As I’ve mentioned above the bench is extremely resistant to the elements due to the high quality teak body but that’s not all, it’s also very robust and can hold up to 500 lbs of weight on it without stress. As a nice bonus, it comes backed by 1 year of warranty which I always appreciate. It’s handsome, sturdy and with proper care it’ll last a lifetime, making it one of the best wooden garden benches you can get.
Moving on to another beautiful wood patio bench, this unit by Oxford Garden offers you commercial grade quality in both looks and durability. Its body is completely made of the tropical Shorea wood which has all the weatherproof traits of teak while being even denser and sturdier, making its quality standout from the way it looks to the way it feels. As a 4 feet bench it can seat up to 2 people and its ergonomic shape ensures it’s a comfortable experience. The natural, unfinished look of the wood is fantastic and the bench’s traditional design makes it easy to complement any decor style you’ve already got going. If you want to maintain its fresh color make sure to regularly finish it with teak oil, on the other hand if you want it to develop a natural weathered look simply let it be and it’ll gain a handsome warm grey. Every part of the bench is expertly crafted, from the perfectly angled arms to the top-notch slat spacing which coupled with Shorea’s density allows the bench to endure more than 500 lbs of weight. It’s very easy to assemble too. With a fantastic 3 year warranty to boot, this gorgeous hardwood garden bench is certainly worthy of being on this list and in your patio as well.
If you want the looks of wood with the low maintenance and lifelong durability of poly composite, look no further. Highwood’s Lehigh weatherproof garden bench is classically designed, sturdily built and due to its plastic composite body it can endure heavy use and weather all year round with ease and best of all – you won’t have to do a thing to take care of it. It’s available in a multitude of colors (including white, black, weathered acorn, Nantucket blue and more) and in both 4 and 5 feet sizes, perfectly adapting to your unique space and preference. It can seat 2 or 3 people, depending on your size choice, and the contoured seat makes it deeply comfortable to use. The design looks great and the bench’s robust construction allows it to hold up to 500 lbs of weight safely. Assembling this composite bench is a breeze and it comes with one of the best warranties on the market – 12 years of no questions asked coverage. Apart from the fantastic durability bonus of composite, it also allows for a lot of colors to be vibrantly applied to it (as mentioned above) so if you’re looking for a white garden bench or a fully black garden bench for example, then this is the best choice by far because it won’t fade. It’s worry-free, handsome and it’ll last a lifetime while also being fairly priced. Plus, it’s 100% made in America which is always a welcome bonus. In short, it’s one of the best colorful outdoor benches on the market.
Another entry from the great team at Oxford Garden, the Chadwick is not only stunning but also one of the largest outdoor wood benches for sale, measuring 6 feet of length which comfortably accommodates 4 people. It’s got a comfortably contoured deep seat and the arm rests are perfectly shaped to ensure relaxation. The whole bench is made of Shorea wood which is incredibly beautiful and as I mentioned above is a tropical wood that’s similar to teak in its weatherproof qualities except it’s even denser and sturdier. It comes unfinished and you can either leave it be and let it weather into a beautiful grey or give it a teak oil finish to maintain its fresh color. It’s robust too, enduring more than 600 lbs of weight with ease. As is customary of Oxford Garden’s Shorea wood line, it’s easy to assemble and comes backed with a 3 year warranty. If you’re looking for a large garden bench, this is one of the most excellent options.
The last and largest option on the list by far, Oxford Garden’s Essex essentially combines two units to deliver a massive 8 foot long outdoor bench that can fit 5 to 6 people at once – a rare and much appreciated trait. It features all the qualities of the brand’s previous models – weatherproof Shorea wood, great craftsmanship, beautiful design and rugged construction – while obviously expanding the regular length to truly unique proportions. It’s exquisite and luxurious looking, as expected, and can hold up to 1000 lbs of weight with its sturdily built body. Comfort-wise it’s fantastic, both the seat itself , the back and even the arm rests are all nicely designed to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience. It comes naturally unfinished and as with the other models, you can give it a teak oil finish to maintain its fresh color. When it comes to caring for it, it’s virtually maintenance-free and can be left outside all year round without worries plus it’s also quite quick and easy to assemble and comes with a 3 year warranty. One of the best garden benches by far, this extra large and charmingly designed option will put a smile on your face and add relaxation to your days for a lifetime.
Enjoying the outdoors has never been so effortlessly peaceful. I’ve also written two other articles on this subject – one that presents a few cheap garden benches (and curved outdoor benches as well since they’re usually more affordable) that still offer a good experience and another that focuses on outdoor backless benches – take a look at them if you’re interested.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and that you’ve found your new outdoor furniture bench. Be sure to leave a comment bellow telling us what your choice was and thanks as always for reading!