Bench. Monday , October 16th , 2017 - 11:17:09 AM
The strength can be examined right there in the store. If you are purchasing online you may need to ask what weight is the bench guaranteed to sustain.The best way to examine the comfort of a bench is to sit on it and try it. You may want to consider adding pillows and/or cushions on the bench. Benches with backs are usually more comfortable than backless benches. Some benches also have armrests which can be considered another positive sign.
Benches are not good or bad just based on size, but the bench should be large enough for your own needs. If more than two people will sit on it at a time, it should be at least 5 feet long. The seat shouldnt be too low to the ground which is a frequent problem with DIY benches. On the other hand the largest bench isnt always the best. You should consider the space you have and where the bench will be located, and make sure it will fit well. This is really important for indoor benches.
Kingsley-Bate makes a wonderful product that will help the bench keep its original teak color for much longer than it would otherwise. A teak protector will need to be reapplied about once per year in order for the bench to retain its same color year after year. You might be able to get away with doing it a little less often if the bench is kept indoors all of the time. Another product you might find helpful is teak oil.
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