Clarice. Bench. November 05th , 2017.
Perhaps you have come across numerous home improvement programs in DIY Network and noticed that almost all benches shown are made of wood. Indeed, wood is perhaps the common material that is used to build home work benches. Most wood home work benches are made from oak or maple wood. Sometimes, one or more types of wood are used to make a home work bench. For instance, the surface may be made of oak and the base is pinewood or other hardwood.
You can match an indoor bench to kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, wood trim, or just about anything else in your home. You just dont want the bench to look out of place. Another important consideration when thinking about type of wood is durability. Solid wood benches will last a lot longer and take a lot more abuse than benches that are made of MDF, or medium density fiberboard. If you arent sure whether the bench is sold wood or MDF, then just try to pick it up and see how heavy it is.
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.
Vanity benches used to be a thing of the past, but more and more women today are purchasing vanities for their bedrooms once again. A vanity is a great way to provide extra storage, especially for all those little extra items like cosmetics and hair accessories. Vanity benches provide ladies a place to sit while they apply makeup and fix their hair, and this is a luxury many women are enjoying once again.
Concrete benches for example cant be moved so you should plan their location well. If you are not sure about it, pick wooden or metal benches and dont fix them permanently to the ground with concrete. Some benches have extra functions. One of the most useful ones is storage. Storage benches are good for sitting and the space under the seat is used to store various things like garden tools etc. At the end what matters most is of course whether you are happy with the bench or not.
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