Outdoor benches will go with almost any patio design and are
necessary for creating that additional seating most are certain
Benches come in a wide range of design elements that can be
purchased in many areas. Outdoor benches can be manufactured
out of wood, concrete, metal or resin to fit the homeowners
Some outdoor benches are manufactured using both
wood and iron which looks great together. However, due to their
basic design and the shape of the seat and back, they may be a
little uncomfortable for more than a few minutes of use. Even
those made of all wood should be tried out before using them as
outdoor benches or no one will want to stay in them very long.
Benches constructed of wicker or resin are cheaper but can be
just as satisfactory.
Many decorators will use several outdoor benches to form a faux
wall around a patio while providing seating for several
persons. A bench not only provides extra seating it can also be
a barrier to a child on the patio or show off a prize potted
azalea. Whether the patio furniture is metal, wood, or resin it
will have to be cleaned, sealed or otherwise cared for.
Durability, Looks or
Comfort, the Choice is Yours
Concrete outdoor benches are a good choice for longevity
purposes but they can be very heavy and also quite cold. It
could take several years, but concrete can also deteriorate
becuase of being left out during the harsh wintertime.
Some outdoor benches built out of wood, are designed to
accommodate the natural shape of the body and therefore provide
maximum comfort. From time to time a fresh coat of clear stain
to protect it from harsh weather should be done to keep it
looking like new. They can be disassembled and repaired if
needed, including repainting the metal sides and feet.
Resin outdoor benches have come a long way in terms of color
choices and designs in the past few years. However, the problem
with most resin products is when they get too cold they can
easily chip or crack if bumped. Some benches can become
mis-shapened if placed in direct sunlight for long periods of