Outdoor benches can be an attractive addition to the outdoor setting around homes and gardens. Prices range from under $100 up to several hundred dollars. These benches can be purchased as part of a set that includes chairs and tables.

Outdoor Bench Options

Outdoor benches come in a variety of materials, with wood being one of the most popular. Several woods can be used including

  • Pine
  • Cedar
  • Oak
  • Teak.

Other materials used for outdoor benches include metals, plastic, and concrete.

Outdoor benches are made in a variety of styles that include garden benches, backless benches, and park benches. Outdoor benches can also be found in a variety of sizes to accommodate the needs of the available space, and to allow for seating of from one to around four people. In addition to standalone benches, outdoor benches can be built into walls, decks, and fences.

Outdoor Bench Usages

Benches can be used as seating for outdoor parties, for quiet contemplation in the garden, and as seats to rest on while working in the garden. Benches placed on porches near entryways can be used to remove footwear before entering the home.