The 10 Best Wooden Benches

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in November of 2018. If you simply need a place to park your keister, just flip over a five-gallon bucket. A quality wooden bench is more than that — it’s a classic element of decor that can seamlessly tie a room together or enhance an outdoor space; it’s a functional piece of furniture that can double as a storage solution; and, yes, it’s a place where you can comfortably kick back and relax after a long day. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Ashley Furniture Sommerford

2. Plow & Hearth Lutyens

3. Alaterre Sonoma

Editor's Notes

November 07, 2018:

The Plow & Hearth Lutyens is one of the few available models that folds up, which is a useful feature for those who plan to use it seasonally or on special occasions. Also made sure to identify some options with built-in storage, which is something the Safavieh Isaac and Alaterre Sonoma offer.

4. GDF Studio Colonial

5. Achla Designs Backless

6. Furniture of America Maynard

7. Christopher Knight Laguna

8. Safavieh Isaac

9. NKV Furniture Garden

10. Ashley Furniture Whitesburg

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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