Garden Bench - Stone Metal Concrete Teak 

My personal top five landscaped garden benches.
Having a garden outside your home can be a great thing. If you are looking for a nice place to sit and read a book, a garden can be the perfect place. And if you happen to be a little more ambitious, you could probably even get a small garden growing. But what should you put in your garden to sit on while reading that book or taking a break from gardening? I believe the answer is a garden bench. I have taken a look around the Internet and have come up with my own personal top 5 list of cool garden benches. These can serve you well if you plan on putting outdoor benches in as they will give you a sense of which direction you will want to take your garden patio furniture. So, without further ado, here is my list..


5. At number 5 is a very simple stone or concrete garden bench. I like this for a couple of reasons. The first is that this is simple to make yourself. All you need to do is find a few sturdy stones that would fit together well and make sure that they stand up. The second reason is that this sort of garden bench is extremely cost-effective. You don’t need to go out and spend a ton of cash to make something like this happen in your garden. The third reason I like this sort of bench is that it reminds me of Stonehenge. If you have ever seen the movie This Is Spinal Tap, then you will remember the part where instead of a 30 foot Stonehenge, they end up with a 30 inch version and have dwarves dancing around it. If you happen to put a garden gnome near this, it would be very reminiscent of that scene and would make me laugh.


    This might look like a bunch of stones piled on each other, but really it's a finely crafted Garden Bench.                              

4. The 4th example is a little more complex, but would look great in many gardens. It has more of a ranch type of feel to it, but the wagon wheel in back could also be made to hang ivy or be a decoration of some sort. Basically, what starts out having a very Western feel to it can turn into something very personal and artistic with a little bit of time and imagination. Plus, I love the way that this wood garden furniture has curved places to sit so that it is more comfortable if you plan on sitting for a longer time. If your garden can handle a bench this large, it will be a great, and personal, addition.


    This wagon wheel garden bench took many hours to complete, but I'm satisfied with the finished look. You'll have a tough time finding one like it!

3. This 3rd example is one of my favorite garden benches because of the style it imparts. If your garden is one that is extremely contemporary and stylish, then adding something like this will make a lot of sense. No one ever said that your metal garden furniture couldn’t also be a piece of art. If you happen to have an artsy side, then you may be able to come up with something like this yourself and make your own garden bench out of materials that you already have around the house or know that someone else has. This is probably the most personal of all the outdoor bench types because not only can you choose a style to match your tastes, you could potentially make your own.


      This isn't everyone's favorite Garden Bench and Grandma probably won't think it's too comfy either, but it is unique.

2. My number 2 choice is this great looking teak garden bench. The great thing about teak garden furniture is that much of it has been reclaimed, so it’s like recycling. This stuff isn’t chopped down for the express purpose of making it into teak patio furniture, it just so happens that it can be found on the forest floor (or wherever) and then made into this exquisite type of garden bench. And another thing that is absolutely great about this teak furniture is that it is always going to be unique. There are no two teak garden benches that are exactly the same because the wood grains are different and the way the wood is cut is also different. And these are also very smooth to sit on (meaning no splinters) and fit in with just about any type of garden that you may have. These really are one-of-a-kind pieces and will enhance your garden in ways you never thought possible.


     Part human hand and part grand piano, this garden bench almost took the number one spot for me.

 1. For the number one choice, I had to go with a classic. It is a simple wooden garden bench. I’m not entirely sure what type of wood this one is, but I do know that it looks spectacular. The reasons that I have chosen this as the best type of garden bench are because it is simple yet stylish and because you can do so much with them. The simplicity comes from it being a simple wooden outdoor bench. However, as with the teak bench, every one of these is subtly different because of the grains of wood and the type that you choose. If you want a redwood bench or a maple bench or a cherry bench, you can have it. And the personalization doesn’t end there. If you want some particular style or size, you can have it. Plus, because these benches are made of wood, you can have your favorite art or saying or a memory etched into it. It can be made to be your own. The other reason that this is on the top of my list is that it reminds me of weekends up at my grandparent’s cabin in the north woods of Minnesota. They had a bench much like this one on the front porch and it made sitting in the evenings and reading a book or watching the sunset something to remember.



   Simple, yet refined; this is my all-time favorite garden bench. It's like a Porsche - it has so much style that doesn't get factored in.