Backyards are meant for playing, gardening, swimming and more. But there are times when you just want to sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoors. Chair specifically made for outdoor environments are the best way to go when choosing furniture for a sitting area. These pieces are designed to resist the wear and tear of the weather. Benches are a stylish way to provide seating to more than one person. Benches go well with other patio furniture or even by themselves under a tree or in a garden. As with most outdoor products, there are many types of benches available on the market.
Plastic benches are very sturdy and are easy to assemble. Plastic benches require far less maintenance than wood ones because the surfaces do not require treatment. They can come backed or backless and can even have a storage compartment underneath the seat. These storage compartments are a great place to store garden tools and other small outdoor items. Spills and dirt are easy to clean off- simply take a garden hose, spray it off, and let dry. Wood benches can have problems with staining and can be difficult to clean. The components of a plastic bench are made from double-walled, high-strength resin plastic that has been injection molded. These sturdy frames can last many years under typical usage.
Wood benches are a true classic that have graced backyards and gardens
Metal benches have a unique look because they can be bent and molded into curved designs. You will commonly see these benches shaped into garden styles like flowers and butterflies. The metal can be painted to appear rustic and old, or finished smooth for a more modern look. A powder coat of paint is added for protection against rust and for aesthetic appeal. Wrought iron benches may not have this applied because of the nature of the metal.
Plastic bench ends provide a way for people to build their own benches from a wood of their choice. The system consists of two bench leg ends which provide the structure. Wood