Buying a High Maintenance Bench

High maintenance benches are always wooden. They will need treating either every 6 or 12 months with a wood stain or varnish, this is usually applied by brush. This is time consuming and generally requires preparing the surfaces and ensuring the product is under cover or the weather is going to stay fine while the treatment dries. Providing the bench is treated to the standard required, a moderate hardwood can last for many years and stay in pretty good condition. You should weigh up the cost of treatment over a ten year period and the time invested in applying the treatment; use this information when comparing prices between high maintenance benches and low maintenance benches. When using a varnish or stain, it is important to get the correct colour or benches will often lose their natural appearance and the colour of the treatment will take over. Using a clear treatment will give you the best chance of keeping the characteristics of the natural wood.

High Maintenance Woods

I would consider this list of woods as ‘high maintenance’. Whilst this is not an entire list of moderate hardwoods, it covers around 95% of the most popular woods used for garden furniture and garden bench production.

Oak
Acacia
Cornis
Eucalyptus
Keruing
Yellow/Red Balau / Meranti / Shorea
Karri

Regardless of any other recommendations from retailers of these woods I would always suggest you follow our high maintenance routine. However, some warranties are only valid if you use selected treatments and this should always be your first concern. These treatments will go out of date, so buying large tins or in bulk is not often an option. Applying the treatment can be time consuming, messy and if you have no inside space you will need fine weather to allow one or two coats to be applied & dry.

6ft Garden Benches
6ft Garden Benches
Bridgman Teak Park Bench 2.4m 8ft
Bridgman Teak Park Bench 2.4m 8ft
4ft Garden Benches
4ft Garden Benches
Cheap Garden Benches
Cheap Garden Benches
3 Seater Garden Benches
3 Seater Garden Benches
2 Seater Garden Benches
2 Seater Garden Benches
5ft Garden Benches
5ft Garden Benches
Teak Garden Benches
Teak Garden Benches
Park Benches
Park Benches
Alexander Rose Farmers Long Bench
Alexander Rose Farmers Long Bench
Alexander Rose Farmers Small Bench
Alexander Rose Farmers Small Bench
Leisuregrow Romantique Garden Bench Cream
Leisuregrow Romantique Garden Bench Cream
Alexander Rose Mahogany Curved Round Bench
Alexander Rose Mahogany Curved Round Bench
Alexander Rose Mahogany Quarter Tree Seat Bench
Alexander Rose Mahogany Quarter Tree Seat Bench
Bridgman FSC Eucalyptus Partners Seat
Bridgman FSC Eucalyptus Partners Seat
Westminster Teak Worthing Curved Bench
Westminster Teak Worthing Curved Bench
Westminster Teak Brighton Curved Bench
Westminster Teak Brighton Curved Bench
Leisuregrow Romantique Tree Seat Quarter
Leisuregrow Romantique Tree Seat Quarter
Leisuregrow Piazza Romantique Love Seat
Leisuregrow Piazza Romantique Love Seat
Alexander Rose Karri Childrens Bench
Alexander Rose Karri Childrens Bench
Bridgman Teak Club Childrens Bench
Bridgman Teak Club Childrens Bench
Leisuregrow Sorrento Bench
Leisuregrow Sorrento Bench
Leisuregrow Maddalena Bench
Leisuregrow Maddalena Bench
Leisuregrow Garden Furniture
Leisuregrow Garden Furniture
Bridgman Garden Furniture
Bridgman Garden Furniture
Westminster Garden Furniture
Westminster Garden Furniture
Alexander Rose Furniture
Alexander Rose Furniture
Lafuma Furniture
Lafuma Furniture