Yolette. Bench. November 01st , 2017.
The most common woods for these benches are cedar, teak, pine, and cypress. Most of these garden and outdoor benches are very easily maintained, especially when made from cedar and teak. Cypress is similar to teak and cedar which also makes it very popular. All three of these woods are known for their durability and natural oils that help to keep the wood looking younger for longer. These oils also repel insects and protect from warping, rotting, or decay.
When wood is used, vanity benches are also protected from rot because of the naturally repellant properties of wood. However metallic vanity benches are also quite popular. One of the frequently used metals is wrought iron. Vanity benches made using wrought iron also have the luxury of allowing various metallic finishes to be applied. Gold finish is preferred in many situations. Other types of finish include pewter finish, which imparts an ebony type of look to your vanity bench.
Of course many people really enjoy the look of weathered teak, so many of these steps will not be necessary if you prefer to enjoy the grey teak. It takes several months for teak to fade from its original light brown color into grey, although this may happen a bit sooner if the bench is an outdoor bench. Just remember that teak will always be durable and resist splitting, even after it begins to have that beautiful grey weathered look.
Some vanities come with vanity benches, but others do not. Also sometimes it may be necessary to replace the bench, especially in the case of an antique vanity that is now being used once again. Here are some things to keep in mind while shopping for vanity benches. One of the most important things about shopping for vanity benches is the style. This is because the bench must look like it naturally goes with the vanity.
However, oil is not recommended for outdoor benches. Oil should be reapplied every three months on indoor benches, so it probably will not last that long on outdoor teak benches. Also mildew tends to grow on outdoor benches that are oiled, so steer clear of oil if your bench is an outdoor bench. As with all quality wood furniture, it is necessary to clean your teak bench periodically. The best way to clean a teak bench is with a mixture of detergent, water, and bleach.
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