Outdoor Benches: 25 Unique Styles From Rustic To Modern

No one has ever gone into their backyard and thought, “Wow, there are just too many places to sit!” In fact, it seems to be the opposite! It feels like no matter how prepared you are, there is always one guest standing awkwardly between two ferns.

First and foremost, outdoor benches offer more seating for you and your guests. But outdoor benches serve more purposes than just that!

A bench on your front porch encourages your guests to take their shoes off before coming inside. A bench in your garden invites you to take a relaxing escape after pulling weeds all day. Outdoor benches also serve as a functional seating solution for outdoor dining tables.

No matter how you’ll be using your additional seating, we’ve found some of the best outdoor benches that deserve a place in your backyard.

Reclaimed Wood Herringbone Outdoor Bench

Reclaimed Wood Chevron Outdoor Bench

Crafted out of reclaimed pallets, this rustic outdoor bench is handmade and made to order. Each bench is unique depending on the finish and texture of the pallets. The herringbone pattern is stylish and modern while still feeling rustic with the reclaimed wood.

Find it at Chipmumf on Etsy

Mid-Century Modern-Inspired Outdoor Bench

Mid Century Modern Inspired Outdoor Bench

Available in a dark gray or ash gray, this mid-century modern-inspired outdoor bench is made out of Acacia wood and would be a good fit for a variety of outdoor furniture cushions.

Find it at Wayfair

Reclaimed Wood Pipe Outdoor Bench

Reclaimed Wood Pipe Outdoor Bench

One of the most popular trends in interior design right now is pipe shelves. Why not take that industrial vibe outdoors with a reclaimed wood and pipe outdoor bench? Each bench is unique and will become quite the statement piece.

Find it at ReclaimedArt717 on Etsy

Shou Sugi Ban Outdoor Bench

Shou Sugi Ban Outdoor Bench

Made out of Western red cedar, this outdoor bench is treated with a shou sugi ban (charred wood) finish for a unique and weather-resistant look. The clean, timeless design of this bench is finished with a 100% sustainable, petroleum-free oil finish.

Find it at RealSimpleWood on Etsy

Acacia Wood Outdoor Bench

Acacia Wood Outdoor Bench

Each one of these Acacia benches is unique with their own knots and wood detail. The clean, sharp lines are modern yet rustic and would fit in well with a farmhouse-style decor.

Find it at Wayfair

Driftwood Outdoor Bench

Driftwood Outdoor Bench

Made out of driftwood from the Maine coast, these outdoor benches are each uniquely shaped depending on the wood. You’ll find yourself daydreaming of a long summer day at the beach!

Find it at DriftwoodTreasures on Etsy

Iron Geometric Outdoor Bench

Iron Geometric Outdoor Bench

For a sleek and modern outdoor bench, check out this tall-back iron option that seats two. Add some floral or striped outdoor furniture cushions for an even comfier seat.

Find it at Wayfair

Adirondack Chair Outdoor Bench

Adirondack Chair Outdoor Bench

Do you love your Adirondack chairs but want to cozy up next to someone you love? Check out this Adirondack bench that comfortably seats two.

Find it at Wayfair

Rustic Outdoor Bench With Pop-Up Center Table

rustic outdoor bench with pop up table

Don’t you just hate when you finally get settled in a comfy seat with your coffee and a good book, only to remember you have nowhere to put your cup? That will never be a problem again with this outdoor bench that has a pop-up center table! Available in a light and dark grey, this bench is made out of Acacia wood.

Find it at Wayfair

Modern Industrial Outdoor Bench

Modern Industrial Outdoor Bench

Made out of Ipe wood and steel, this outdoor bench is a good cross between a rustic and industrial style.

Find it at IndustrialFarmHouse on Etsy

Heavy-Duty Pressure-Treated Outdoor Bench

Heavy Duty Pressure Treated Outdoor Bench

This heavy-duty outdoor bench is available in five different finishes and lengths of 4 or 5 feet. Made in the USA, this handmade Amish bench is built to stand the test of time.

Find it at Amazon

Ash Gray Rustic Outdoor Bench

Ash Gray Rustic Outdoor Bench

This bench is a bit more traditional and is available in gray, blue, and natural wood. It sits three people, making it a bit larger than some of the other options on this list.

Find it at Wayfair

Custom Outdoor Bench

Custom Outdoor Bench

This Etsy listing is a bit open-ended, allowing for much more customization than other pre-made benches. In general, the bench is made out of birch, but the seller mentions that they can customize it with a different wood and stain depending on the customer’s needs.

Find it at ShortysUpcycling on Etsy

Teak Wood Gliding Outdoor Bench

Teak Wood Gliding Outdoor Bench

Ah, nothing quite like kicking back and relaxing on a gliding bench. This teak wood bench comes with a cushion, too!

Find it at Wayfair

Modern Outdoor Bench

Modern Outdoor Bench

If you prefer something a bit more modern, check out this outdoor bench. Made out of a variety of woods, this bench can be customized to all sorts of sizes. They pair well with some hostas, too!

Find it at RealSimpleWood on Etsy

Wine Barrel Outdoor Bench

Wine Barrel Outdoor Bench

If you’re looking for an outdoor bench with a story to tell, check out this wine barrel outdoor bench. Made out of retired Napa Valley wine barrels, this bench is available in a variety of finishes and the red wine stains add a unique touch.

Find it at EagleEyeBarrels on Etsy

Wire Outdoor Bench

Wire Outdoor Bench

Resembling a modern art piece, this wire bench is made out of carbon steel and is available in raw, satin clear, and black. You also have a few different sizes to choose from.

Find it at MezaModernDesigns on Etsy

Eucalyptus Outdoor Picnic Bench

Eucalyptus Outdoor Picnic Bench

For a classic and simple look check out this FSC-certified outdoor bench.

Find it at Wayfair

Wood Planter Outdoor Bench

Wood Planter Outdoor Bench

You really can’t go wrong with a comfy seat and more planters.

Find it at Wayfair

Acacia Wooden Garden Bench

Acacia Wooden Garden Bench

If you need a bench that will take a serious beating from the sun, check out this Acacia wood bench. Finished with an all-weather and water-resistant treatment, this bench is UV-protected to ensure that the bench will hold up to the heat of summer.

Find it at Wayfair

Antique Bronze Cast Aluminum Patio Bench

Antique Bronze Cast Aluminum Patio Bench

If you’re wanting a bench that is low maintenance with an antique feel, check out this bronze cast aluminum bench. Reviewers mention that this bench is surprisingly light yet sturdy.

Find it at Amazon

Outdoor Bench Loveseat With Cushion

Outdoor Bench Loveseat With Cushion

This loveseat is the perfect place to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Perhaps a fire pit table is in order?

Find it at Wayfair

Fiber Clay Concrete Garden Bench

Fiber Clay Concrete Garden Bench

Though this bench may look like it’s made out of hand-poured concrete, it’s actually made out of fiber clay! This makes the bench much lighter without sacrificing the traditional concrete style.

Find it at Wayfair

Teak Wood Outdoor Bench

Teak Wood Outdoor Bench

For a balance between traditional and modern, check out this teak wood bench. The modern hairpin legs combine with the traditional wood planks to create a unique outdoor bench.

Find it at Wayfair

Shabby Chic Outdoor Bench

Shabby Chic Outdoor Bench

If The Secret Garden was your jam, check out this bench. The shabby-chic vintage design would pair well with roses and topiary.

Find it at Wayfair

Outdoor Bench Cost

Outdoor benches available for sale online range in cost from approximately $60 to $700. Most outdoor benches fall in the $100 to $400 range. The most important factors in the cost of outdoor benches are:

  • Material
  • Whether it’s handmade or not
  • Custom vs. Prebuilt
  • Size

The least expensive outdoor bench we’d recommend is this Acacia wood garden bench. The cost is low because the material is relatively cheap to produce, and the bench is only 4.5 feet long.

The most expensive bench on our list is the modern industrial outdoor bench. The cost is high because the bench is 8 feet long, it’s handmade, and the wood is more expensive.

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