The 10 Best Dining Room Benches

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in September of 2020. If you're short on space, a dining bench can help make your room look less cluttered. Most will slide under the table when not in use to keep out of the way, and there are models suitable for just about every need, style preference and decor scheme. We've included a selection of both formal and more casual options, so you should be able to find at least one that works for you and your family. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Inspire Q Eleanor

2. Walker Edison Meridian

3. Erommy Industrial Mid-Century

Editor's Notes

September 10, 2020:

Before purchasing a dining bench, you should know the height of the table and how many people you plan to accommodate. Generally, dining benches stand about 17 to 19-inches high with a length between 4 and 6 feet. And although a manufacturer may claim that a piece of furniture can seat two to three people, you still need to check the weight requirement. For example, the Walker Edison Meridian is 60-inches long and designed to hold three people. Still, it's unlikely that you're going to find three adults that weigh 100 pounds each. The Erommy Industrial Mid-Century, on the other hand, can support a 500-pound load. However, at only 44-inches long, it will not hold three people comfortably.

You also should consider if you will use the bench regularly or occasionally. It matters because if you're going to be sitting on it everyday and possibly dropping food or spilling drinks, you want to make sure you can clean it easily. Wood seats without padding like the Boraam Farmhouse or the Ashley Signature Design Berringer may be more suitable for daily meals, while the Roundhill Furniture Biony may be more fitting for entertaining occasional guests.

There are a variety of benches to choose from. If you're looking for designs for other areas of the house, check out the padded benches and wooden benches reviewed on this site.

Special Honors

Rustic Bench The Amish Outlet Store offers hundreds of benches, including shaker and mission style options. The Rustic Bench is available in 24, 36, and 48-inch lengths and include a large selection range of upholstery options, such as performance fabric, faux leather, genuine leather, and microfiber suede.

4. East West Capri

5. Boraam Farmhouse

6. Ashley Signature Design Berringer

7. Kathy Kuo Home Livingston Classic

8. Roundhill Furniture Biony

9. Ravenna Home Archer

10. HomePop Draper

Allean Phelps
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