You are here: Home Homestead Living Outdoor Benches: 25 Unique Styles From Rustic To Modern Outdoor Benches: 25 Unique Styles From Rustic To Modern My Photo Journeys / Flickr (Creative Commons) by Leigha Staffenhagen July 24, 2018, 10:52 am 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 For a classic and simple look check out this FSC-certified outdoor bench. Find it at Wayfair 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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