A rustic bench adds a finishing touch to your outdoor space that mass-produced furniture can’t. With the rich wood or cast iron finish and the quaint details that add unique interest, an outdoor rustic garden bench is every patio’s dream. We’ve found the 10 best rustic outdoor benches to add a bit of vintage or cabin vibes to your garden.
10 Recommendations and 164 Ideas
Rustic Wooden Bench For The Perfect Patio Piece
What we like: Imperfect Wood, All unique,
What we don’t like: Relatively expensive
Rustic wooden benches don’t come much better than this. Made in a classic shape that gives Southern front-porch vibes, this bench is made in a “live edge” style. Live Edge means that the wood used to build these pieces are rough sawn and have not been run through the mill and cut in a straight line. It also means they embrace the sections of the tree that may include color variations, knots, worm holes or other natural occurrences. That means you are getting a completely unique bench!
It is on the expensive side, however this bench is made to last and will serve your family for years to come.
Rustic Meets Industrial: Wood and Iron Outdoor Bench
Plow & Hearth
What we like: Multipurpose, Reclaimed wood, Sturdy legs
What we don’t like: Relatively expensive
This rustic bench combines natural reclaimed wood with sturdy industrial iron for a timeless furniture piece. Unlike most outdoor benches, this design has no back so it can be used as a seat or a side table. It gets extra points for being solid wood instead of particle board and is designed to be rust resistant.
Because it is solid and handmade it may seem on the expensive side, but it will quickly become one of your favorite rustic accent pieces, either indoors or outdoors.
Cast Iron Rustic Bench With Woodland Silhouette for a Touch of Whimsy
What we like: Cast Iron Silhouette, Water and Rust Resistant
What we don’t like: Will heat up in the sun
Say goodbye to boring rustic benches! This intricate and sturdy cast iron outdoor bench is made to last and leave a lasting impression. Although it is solid metal, it is still easy enough to move around at 100lbs, and will require hardly any maintenance with its baked-on, powder-coat finish.
We would personally put this rustic bench in a shadier spot as the metal will heat up in the sun. However the gold and brass accents will glint and shine no matter where you place it!
The Ultimate Rustic Garden Bench With Faux Wagon Wheels
What we like: Wheel design on the sides, sturdy,
What we don’t like: No lower back rest
Nothing says rustic like wooden wagon wheels! We love this extra design feature on the armrests of an already perfect rustic bench. Not only does the natural wood grain variation mean you have a unique piece of furniture, the sturdy fir wood creates an ergonomic design big enough for two people to sit comfortably.
If you need extra back support, this particular design has no lower back rest, but it is perfect as a rustic design feature to tie your garden or patio together.
Round Wood Bench To Put Round The Old Tree Out Back
What we like: Quaint round design, Can come apart
What we don’t like: Won’t last if the tree grows bigger too fast
Imagine if you had park-like gardens in your backyard. Wish granted! We found the perfect wooden bench for a rustic backyard. This rounded bench comes in four parts that fit around a tree for hours of relaxing under the shade. The inside circle is 53” so it will fit a reasonable sized tree in the middle and it can seat 4 people comfortably.
Obviously due to its design it will stop fitting comfortably if the tree gets too big, but the pieces come apart so they can be repurposed elsewhere and used as seating at a round table as well.
Rough Edge Log Bench To Finish Off Your Cabin or Cottage
What we like: Rough edges, different color stains available
What we don’t like: Varied sizes on bench top
This bench feels like you’ve just cut the tree down yourself-and it’s thanks to the live edge design! Loon Peak live edge lumber is carefully handled to retain the shape of the tree's natural edge and the bark is left intact so that a rustic, unique piece emerges every time.
Due to its natural manufacturing, if you buy more than one of these you will find that they may vary a couple of inches in size. If you want perfectly matching benches these might not be right for your space! This would look perfect on any rustic style patio, holiday home or out in the garden under the trees.
Everything You’re Looking For In A Wooden Garden Bench
What we like: Solid wood, subtle design in back rest, rust resistant
What we don’t like: Maybe not as heavy as needed
This bench is handcrafted by the Amish in Pennsylvania with western red cedar to ensure a superior product, and it will be the perfect rustic addition to any patio.
You can choose either unfinished wood or a variety of stain colors to suit any aesthetic. We love the subtle sun design on the back rest, as well as the rust resistant solid wood materials. Although it is solid wood, it is not as heavy as it looks and might not work in a windy, exposed area of your garden, but it is sturdy, comfortable and easy to put together. Everything you want in a wooden garden bench!
Faux Distressed Wood Bench For A Rustic Touch
What we like: Wood and Metal Combination, Rust and UV resistant
What we don’t like: Not scratch resistant, Heavier than it looks
For just a little rustic touch without taking up space, this Accacia wood and stainless steel bench ticks all the right boxes. We love the combination of industrial metal and faux-distressed wood and can see this on a back porch for putting shoes on or in a quaint back garden.
Although it comes in several pieces, it is heavier than it looks and you may need to be careful about paint scratching off the legs. For a simple, rustic piece that is UV, rain and rust resistant, you won’t need to look further than this.
Every Front Patios Dream: Rustic Wooden Rocking Chair Bench
What we like: Rocking chair design, solid wood, lightly charred finish
What we don’t like: Needs to be on even ground
Get ready to make the most of summer evenings with this rustic wooden rocking bench! The lightly charred wood finish gives it that perfect rustic feel while the solid construction means it will last for years to come. It has a high weight capacity and will comfortably fit two adults in the love seat.
Due to its rocking chair design, this would suit a flat patio rather than a back garden on grass or pebbles. We can just imagine having drinks with friends and family long into the night, gently rocking back and forth on this solid wood bench!
Intricate Rustic Iron Bench Perfect For A Garden or Patio
What we like: Rustic design, secret garden vibes, curved armrests
What we don’t like: Needs cushion for sitting long term
You can create a unique relaxing space for your outdoor area with this quintessentially rustic bench. Made from iron, it is intricately put together with armrests that have a quaint “chaise lounge” vibe. It is sturdy despite it’s fine metal work and has vintage aspects you’ll fall in love with everyday.
If you are planning on sitting outdoors on this long term, you may want to get a cushion to go with it (approximately 41” across without the armrests). We can see this rustic bench completing a magical back garden or a mediterranean style patio!
This reclaimed teak rustic bench sportts a solid and strong structure and is made of beams of reclaimed teak wood, ensuring a beautiful and truly fitting choice for your garden or patio to shine through with style.
DIY Outdoor Bench Ideas For Garden and Patio
This rustic garden bench will help you to create an inviting and restful outside area. This product is excellent for napping and enjoying the sunset.
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The impressive combination of stone construction and functionality makes the garden bench a great treat for lovers of original design elements. Beautiful rustic styling captivates and adds coziness to any place.
Why to overcomplicate things when you can have an all-wood log bench like this one. The premium cedar wood guarantees durability, thanks to which the bench is sure to last for years in a mint condition.
Luxe Eucalyptus Garden Bench
Create a space for sit and rest in your garden with this classic style wooden bench in warm, honey bronze finish. It is made of eukaliptus wood, is resistant to weather condition and will last years of using.
Rustic Plastic Garden Bench
Simple garden bench with rustic appeal, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made from recycled HDPE plastic lumber impervious to insects, resistant to graffiti. It requires no painting or staining. Durable for all climates and regions.
Rustic Metal Garden Bench
Pleasing to the eye rustic style 2-person bench crafted of distressed white-brownish-finished iron. It has thin curved legs, showy arms, across-slatted and grid seat. Its back features 2 arches, lots of scrolls and grids with medallion accents.
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This white garden bench will allow you to create a magical space in your own garden. It will also help you to make a romantic atmosphere in your garden during every season. Very stylish and beautiful addition.
Choose this beautiful and rustic-looking garden bench if you want something simple that at the same times speaks plenty to your decor and helps you elevate it to perfection due to the original look of the design.
rustic oak log garden bench
A simple rustic outdoor bench made of oak wood planks having gently curved edges and a natural distressed finish. It has 2 wide rectangular legs joined by a stretcher and a quite long rectangular backless seat.
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This wagon wheel bench can hold up to 300 lbs weight capacity, making it extremely durable and solid and a truly functional piece for your outdoor setting, while the rustic, slightly distressed finish makes it shine.
Outdoor bench for the garden, patio, porch and more. Construction is made of wood and reinforced with solid supports. Back consists of horizontally arranged strips. It is resistant to rust and harmful weather conditions.
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Ideal for rustic or boho lovers, this pallet bench constitutes a cleverly designed outdoor propositon. Simplistic, slat construction will find its adherents among all, who cherish sustainability and eco design.
Make it simple and honest with this lifetime log bench. Wide enough to welcome a pair, it's constructed entirely of wooden logs and boards. Its natural finish is beautiful enough, but it also encourages you to experiment with your own finish ideas.
It is a very solid, attractive and comfortable bench that is made of durable wood with a natural finish of cedar logs. It is a mainteance free product that can be painted and adjusted according to specific needs.
This rustic outdoor bench evokes associations with Mediterranean style, being a charming addition to your outdoor kitchen or dining area. Ideal solution for sunny afternoons with family and friends.
Gorgeous decorative floral arrangement on a large white arbor with bench seating, made out of white painted wood. The arbor is fitted with climbing pink roses, which provides it with a sophisticated, elegant detail.
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