Guide to the humble garden bench

I wanted to start this blog post with a little history lesson (I promise not to bore you with a full history of where the garden bench came from, just a little background info) and a basic definition of the humble bench… So what is a bench? Well, the term ‘bench’ can be used interchangeably to refer to backless and elongated form of seating.

The bench was the common seating form in the days when chairs were reserved for only the most important of people (hence the use of the term ‘chairman’). Early types were very simple, and would usually just consist of a plank of wood supported by solid ends and then connected together for extra strength by brackets.

Later developments included benches with joined legs, similar to an elongated joint stool. And at a certain point in history, the legs were extended up past the seat to form sides and a back. This new form of seating was commonly used across Europe from the 14th to 16th centuries, became known as a ‘settle’.

In addition to being provided with ends and a back, the distinctive characteristic of a settle, apart from being unupholstered, is often the intricate wood paneling. Like benches, settles may also be freestanding or fitted to the wall.

The Lazy Susan Garden Bench Collection

Rose Metal Garden Bench

Rose White Garden Bench

The Lazy Susan Rose chair has proven so popular that we decided to make a bench version. The back has been specially designed to have a great contour so you will be happy to spend hours of comfort in the garden. Although it is designed for two adults, three children can easily fit on this bench. Another favourite option is to have this bench against a larger table. This can replace two chairs and will work out as the same set price. Available in both Antique Bronze and White. Dimensions: Length 120cm x Width 57cm x Height 81cm. Weight – 14kg.

April Metal Garden Bench

April Garden Bench

The Lazy Susan April chair has also proven to be so popular that again we decided to make a bench version. The back has been specially designed to have a great contour so you will be happy to spend hours of comfort in the garden. A bench cushion is available to purchase with various colours shown. If you do not require a cushion, please select ‘no cushion’ on the drop-down list. The bench is ‘antique bronze’ in colour and matches all our other furniture wonderfully. As you can see in the picture, the rectangular side table compliments it wonderfully. If you would like this with the set, you can add this item by going to its product page. As mentioned above, another favourite option is to have this bench against a larger table. This can replace two chairs and will work out as the same set price. Please note the pictures show an idea of a combination with some of our other products. This order would only include the bench itself. Dimensions: Length 120cm x Width 59cm x Height 97cm. Weight – 14kg. Self assembly is required, but this is very simple, and only takes around 10-15 minutes.

Jasmine White Metal Weave Garden Bench

Jasmine White Garden Bench

The white Jasmine Bench was brand new for the 2011 season. And if you order before 10am, the bench can be delivered the very next working day to anywhere in England, and within two working days to anywhere else in the UK. It is designed to compliment our range of Cast Aluminium Furniture sets. It looks really great in a special sunny spot in the garden. Please note that there is a lovely coffee table which will compliment this cast aluminium metal garden bench. The Jasmine Bench is supplied flat pack and is easily self-assembled in around 15-20 minutes. A choice of stone, green or navy blue seat pad cushion can be supplied at a later date for an additional cost of £30 inc delivery. Dimensions: Length 110cm x width 60cm x height 85cm. Weight – 14kg.

Maria Metal Garden Bench

Maria Garden Bench

The Maria chair also proved to be so popular that again we decided to make a bench version. The back has been specially designed to have a great contour so you will be happy to spend hours of comfort in the garden. Although it is designed for two adults, three children can easily fit on this bench. The bench is ‘antique bronze’ in colour and matches all our other furniture wonderfully. As with the April style bench, another favourite option is to have this bench against a larger table. Maria can easily replace two chairs and will work out as the same set price. Dimensions: Length 120cm x Width 57cm x Height 81cm. Weight – 14kg.

Jasmine Metal Weave Garden Bench

Jasmine Weave Garden Bench

The Jasmine Bench was brand new for the 2011 season. If you order before 10am, the bench can be delivered the very next working day to anywhere in England, and within two working days to anywhere in the UK. It is designed to compliment our range of Cast Aluminium Furniture sets. It looks really great at the end of the Madison Rectangular Table or in a special sunny spot in the garden. Please note that there is a lovely coffee table which will compliment this cast aluminium metal garden bench. The Jasmine Bench is supplied flat pack and is easily self-assembled in around 15-20 minutes. A choice of stone, navy blue or apple green seat pad cushion can be supplied at a later date for an additional cost of £30 inc delivery. Dimensions: Length 110cm x Width 60cm x Height 85cm. Weight – 14kg.

Why buy a Lazy Susan garden bench?

Cast Aluminium is an extremely durable metal to withstand even the British Winter over many, many years. It is substantial in weight to eradicate the risk of windy conditions, yet is not overly cumbersome should you decide to move the furniture around the garden. Unlike cast iron garden furniture, our Cast Aluminium Garden Furniture does not rust! In addition, unlike Teak Patio Furniture there is no need to varnish or stain this set every year. Our Metal Garden Furniture is actually maintenance free, it only requires cleaning with soapy water. We also encourage all our customers to leave reviews about their Lazy Susan garden furniture, as well as the service provided – feel free to browse the review section if you don’t believe us. For Free fabric and metal swatches please or to discuss delivery options please call 08450 737136.

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