Having one or two outdoor wood benches on your
patio will make the area more usable and practical. Many
outdoor wood benches have a storage compartment that will give
the bench a dual purpose of
storage and seating. No matter what type of patio you have,
adding outdoor wood benches provide adequate seating and will
dress up the patio. There many styles and shapes of benches
available made from a variety of woods. Everything from teak to
wicker or a combination of them all is being used to make
outdoor wood benches for every conceivable environment.
Many inexpensive outdoor wood benches made of various types
of wood and wood slats can make a nice impression. 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 wood benches or no one will want to stay
in them very long. Wicker and resin materials are also popular
when making cheap benches, with some of them actually more
comfortable that some of the more expensive ones.
Many decorators will use several outdoor deck
benches to form a faux wall around a patio while
providing seating for several persons. Individuals may use one
bench for seating and another for holding pots of flowers or
other growths. Regardless of the materials used, all outdoor
furniture requires some care and maintenance.
Outdoor Wood Benches
While outdoor benches made of concrete may seem to last
longer, they can be cold to sit on, depending on the
temperature, and if left in direct sunlight will absorb the
heat and hold it longer than most other materials will, making
them uncomfortable during weather shifts. Concrete may also
begin to degrade after several freeze-thaw cycles and due to
their weight will probably remain outdoors through every
season. Outdoor wood benches will normally make a better choice
for comfort and looks.
Wood outdoor deck benches can be some of the most
comfortable, provide the angle of the back and slope of the
seat matches the user’s physical profile. The wood slats will
need protection from the weather, much like a wood patio deck
and failure to do so can result in rotting wood, sometimes not
noticed until someone goes to sit down and ends up on the
ground. They can be disassembled and repaired if needed,
including repainting the metal sides and feet.
Outdoor wood benches have come a long way in terms of color
choices and designs in the past few years. However, the problem
with most wood products is when they are exposed to the weather
elements they begin to fade and wrap. Thats why its important
to choose a protective finish product to apply to the wood to
endure any adverse climate.