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This guide is designed to help you choose the right garden bench by providing you with in-depth information covering things you may want to consider before buying a garden bench. Garden benches are one of the most popular items of garden furniture and they come in numerous styles.
The materials that they are manufactured from range from hardwood such as Teak, Roble, Acacia wood or pine. If you have a traditional cottage garden or a modern minimal contemporary garden there will be the perfect bench for you.
Hardwood benches are generally manufactured from Teak , Roble, Mahogany, Acacia, and as this wood is generally slow grown it tends to be a very dense wood and have less knots within the timber, so ideal for garden benches.
Advantages of teak or Roble wood garden benches
Advantages of Acacia, Mahogany and Cornis wood garden benches
All hardwood benches are perfectly fine if you leave them outdoors and they will eventually change colour to a lovely silvery grey patina after around 3 to 6 months, However, if you want to retain the brown look then you will need to keep up the maintenance. Teak, Roble and Acacia wooden benches can be treated with a timber treatment and timber sealer or protector. Mahogany is the same but just omit the protector as the colours available are generally not compatible. This process needs to be repeated annually. You will need to clean and dry the bench with soapy water before applying teak or hardwood oil or protector.