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Best-Bet Benches

The perfect means for curling up with a good book, relaxing while gazing at your garden, or catching up with a friend, an indoor or outdoor bench will provide an ever-favorite spot. With a bountiful amount of materials and styles, from beautiful scrolling steel frames to classic crossweave, and functional to fun features, such as storage and personalization, you'll be sure to find the best bench for your space.

What Satisfied Customers Are Saying

Perfect for its purpose
By Neil from SAN ANTONIO,TX on 10/11/2014
This easy to put together durable plastic bin was exactly what I needed for the kids toys that were previously laying in the back yard. This thing will last forever and the kids will have a big "toy chest" for their entire childhood now that I purchased this. $117 was the price for these kids to have a permanent piece of childhood memory. Perfect!
Quality storage bench
By Beverly from TAMPA,FL on 10/11/2014
Quality construction and condition; sturdy. Came just as expected! Thank you.
Great looking hall tree for our entryway
By Judith from Simpsonville, SC on 10/11/2014
This product exceeded my expectations!
Great product!
By Michael from PARKER,CO on 10/10/2014
Solid product that looks great! Stained with combo stain/protectant in mountain cedar color. Goes great next to our fire pit along with the Glider and Adirondack Chair.
Love this bench
By Sharon from ALPHARETTA,GA on 10/10/2014
I was very impressed with how well the package was padded which is why there wasn't a thing wrong with it when I opened the box. The product was easy to assemble and will be a great accent to my new front porch. Thanks Hayneedle!
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Benched for the Season: Find the Perfect Outdoor Bench

When it comes to outdoor benches, the word "multi-tasking" comes to mind. Today's savvy consumer/home stylist/mom/executive/(add your many roles here) demands more than just a bench to drag outside when the weather's warm. The latest in outdoor benches not only offer myriad style options, but also they'll work hard for you. Read on to learn about trends, tips, and tasks related to this type of outdoor seating ...


In a Material World


First, consider what the bench is made of, and what will work best in your climate. According to Hayneedle senior buyer James Goddard, wood still reigns supreme, but it's best for seasonal use and should be treated yearly with linseed oil or other such protectants to keep it in good shape. The best woods for weathering the elements include cedar, cypress, shorea, acacia and teak. These wood types are best at resisting rot and insects, and all of them age well.


For rugged durability and outdoor benches you can leave outside in any weather, concrete and stone are, of course, lifetime pieces perfect for a permanent spot in your outside space. Many are engravable.


Also consider recycled plastic. Not only is it a green, mindful choice, but you wouldn't believe how realistic today's plastic designs look. Whether resin wicker or cedar-lookalike Adirondack benches, recycled plastic is maintenance-free. Just hose it off season after season.


Trending: Task Masters and Tradition


Goddard says that dual-purpose, outdoor storage benches and deck boxes are super popular as well as stylish. Wood benches with flip-up tops are perfect for storing and protecting brightly colored cushions so hot right now, plus bocce balls, badminton, or books ... whatever your summer fancy. These multi-taskers are great solutions for small outdoor spaces, too.


Another trend is outdoor benches made for specific locations, such as tree benches, which – you guessed it – surround the base of a tree, or firepit benches curved or straight to match the latest designs in firepit sets.


By far the most popular, according to Goddard, remain traditional wood benches. Warm, comfortable, and often with a hint of Secret Garden ambience, a well-made wooden bench always invites you to take a seat.


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