Patio bench designs in teak, wicker, wood, aluminum and terracotta.
When buying a garden bench or any piece of outdoor furniture there are many things to consider that will help ensure the item you buy will meet your needs.
Size, durability, where will it be placed and how easy is it to clean are all factors you should look at before buying.
If you are considering a wooden garden bench, teak is generally thought of as the most weather resistant, long lived and easy to maintain. You will find teak benches in Europe that are well over a century old.
A weather resistant bench made of shorea or cedar is also a good bench but may require applying a weather resistant sealer every couple of years to keep it looking new.
A cast aluminum bench, terra cotta bench, cast stone bench, resin bench or an outdoor wicker bench are also easy to maintain.
Garden benches with deep seating all weather cushions are very comfortable and weather resistant.
And don't forget about adding a weather resistant cushion if one does not come with the bench you buy.
If you consider all of these factors before buying your garden bench chances are you will be sitting comfortably for many years to come.