Deck Benches

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For tending a garden, lounging on the patio, or just stepping out for a little fresh air, deck benches are an easy to install solution to seating on your deck. No more chairs to move around. These all wood benches blend with the rest of the deck for a smooth continuity, and offer plenty of seating for all your guests. So throw a barbeque, invite some friends, and know, the seating is good to go.

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Latticed Bench

Latticed Bench

Arlmont & Co.

Crafted in acacia, this deck bench is a durable piece that is also resistant to weather and rain. It has a slatted seat and abstracted X-cross back design that lend it a traditional aesthetic. Wide enough for two people and features slightly curved armrests for comfort.

$282.99 $439.99

Designer Advice:

A simple and charming piece that will go well with traditional and farmhouse patios. If placed on a roofed structure, we recommend adding throw pillows and loose cushions to the seat to make it more comfortable to sit on. Choose light neutral colors such as cream and beige for a classic look or mix in some bright pillows for a fun and playful appeal.

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Contemporary Deck Bench

Contemporary Deck Bench

Achieve your dream deck bench ideas with this simple and charming piece. Made of solid acacia wood, this bench features an arched back flanked with vertical slats. On the sides are two curved armrests while its seat is designed with a slatted design.

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Attractive Deck Bench

Attractive Deck Bench

For your deck bench plans, look no further than this handsome unit. It showcases a sturdy frame made of solid wood pieces while its back and seat are covered with woven rope in matching colors. 

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The open weaving adds to its airy and open character. This would look great not just in patios but also in pool and garden setups. For added convenience, we recommend pairing this piece with two outdoor side tables. Select those that follow the same X-cross frame for the legs and are made or finished in the same wood color.

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Backless Bench

Backless Bench

Featuring a simple rustic aesthetic, these deck benches are crafted in solid teak wood. They are weather and water-resistant and can accommodate up to three people. Their naturally rubbed finishes give them a weathered and distressed look.

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Integrated Deck Bench

Integrated Deck Bench

Gracie Oaks

If you are on the search for built-in deck benches, then this piece will give you the same aesthetic sans the construction. Made in solid meranti wood, this bench has a rectangular seat in between two planters, perfect for creating a small garden on your patio. 

$104.99 $149.99

Designer Advice:

When choosing a plant to go with this bench, we recommend opting for ones that have slim and tall stems so you can also have shade. However, for roofed patios and decks, this will work well with small bushes that will emphasize the unique design of the piece. While it is weather-resistant, the manufacturer recommends regularly applying wood oil for durability.

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Polywood Bench

Polywood Bench

Instead of thinking about how to build a deck bench with a backrest, why not get this one instead? Made of HDPE recycled plastic, this sustainable piece is a versatile option with its straightforward slatted design. Available in seven colors and two sizes.

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Rustic Deck Bench

Rustic Deck Bench

Deck seating ideas abound with this solid acacia wood bench. It has a slatted back and seat with an X-cross frame, making it foldable so you can easily position it anywhere you please. Comes in a weathered blue finish that exudes unique coastal appeal.

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Bench with Storage

Bench with Storage

Loon Peak®

Maximize your deck bench seating with this model. It is made of polypropylene plastic resin, making it weather and waterproof. Most importantly, it is equipped with storage underneath with an easy-to-open automatic mechanism.

$232.89

Designer Advice:

Easy to maintain and within an affordable price range, this piece is perfect for rustic and country-style farmhouses. Meanwhile, its gray counterpart will look perfect on coastal or industrial-style patios and decks. For added comfort, we recommend placing loose cushions on top, which you can easily stow and hide in the storage compartment.

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Buying Guide

A deck bench should be between 15 and 20 inches in depth, although you can even find models around 30 inches if you want to enhance the casual, relaxation side of things. However, we recommend that you avoid going over this measurement as your deck bench won’t be very comfortable otherwise.

If you’re planning on using your deck benches as a seating solution for dining too, then the sweet spot is around 17 ½ inches.

The best design for a deck bench depends on your deck style and the space you have available. Deck benches can either be freestanding pieces or built-ins. Once you choose which type works best for you, there are several specific design styles to choose from, including linear, L-shaped, or U-shaped. Both U and L-shaped deck benches can include planters in the corners for ornamental flowers or growing herbs and small vegetables.

One of the best designs for a deck bench is a straight line, either parallel or perpendicular to the house. For those with larger decks, this is a good option for providing the most seating and leaving plenty of room to barbecue or walk around.

For large or medium size decks, a U-shaped design creates a cozy way for family and friends to gather outdoors. All decks sizes, including smaller ones, benefit from installing an L-shaped deck bench for optimal seating options and encouraging conversation among visitors.

To build a deck bench, you'll first need to gather your tools such as circular saw, hammer, varnish, stain, power drill, and wood bit, as well as your screws. Next, you'll need to make the frame. You may use existing deck material to make your bench. Then decide whether you want your bench to sit against the wall or on all four legs. If you choose the latter option, make the legs and screw them onto the frame.

Finally, cut leg bases, bolt them to the center of legs, and lag bolts. Then round outer edges and ends of seat boards, using a router. Finally, attach three seat boards to the frame and paint or stain according to personal preference.

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Beautiful deck benches are the perfect solution for a functional garden, patio or terrace. The wooden structure made of recycled wood is fascinating and allows to create a comfortable corner. Simple design with backrest is very comfortable.

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This deck bench was made of durable and resistant plastic with powder coat finish and is stylized and finished to a wood look. It can be use commercial, require easy installation. It's resistant for weather conditions.

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Create the fantastic benches with storage spaces and add them to your porch or patio. The natural wooden finish is excellent for any outdoor space. It's a great idea for conversations with friends.

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Ideal for your patio or garden decor, this deck bench will be a good spot to gather your family or friends together. Crafted from bright, densely grained, natural wood, it warms up the space, creating a cosy ambience.

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Deck benches are an excellent way to get an interesting patio or terrace decor. Simple wood constellation is easy to implement and very practical. Perfectly looks for many occasions and looks very neat.

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Contemporary design gets married with unrivaled sturdiness within this wooden deck bench. Its back has substantial railing, the seat is thick, and the base is supported by heavy duty metal brackets in black.

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