Outdoor Benches – The Season for Wood

Some great outdoor benches become the source of perfect finishing for your outdoors and landscaped yard. At the end of a shady part or under your favorite tree, a comfortable outdoor bench gives a spot to relax and enjoy nature, and to unwind the pressure of daily life. While the outdoor benches can be manufactured with a wide variety of materials, it is difficult to beat natural wood in this regard, if beauty and warmth is to be added.

If you are using the wood for outdoor benches, it is important to select the weather resistant and durable wood type. Hence, the question is which kind of wood do you want for your outdoor benches? Here we are giving you some great options to facilitate your decision.

  • Acacia

For those concerned about sustainability and eco-friendly living, acacia makes an excellent choice. Acacia trees grow in such abundance in many regions of the world, that they’re often considered an invasive species. Acacia is a dense, durable hardwood that can withstand the elements. It is often used in boat building. Sealing acacia serves to enhance and preserve the wood’s rich, golden brown color. If left unsealed, acacia should be reserved for deck or patio furniture, since constant contact with the damp ground of a garden may cause the wood to discolor.

  • Redwood

The timber from the stately sequoia is not an appropriate choice for the ecologically minded, since redwood trees grow slowly and are in limited supply. The wood’s many fine attributes, however, ensure that redwood will always be used for outdoor furniture if harvestable stands of these majestic trees remain. Redwood is durable and weathers well and is also naturally resistant to decay and insects. Among redwood’s most valued attributes are stability and a tendency not to shrink nor warp.

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