The first days of the year where we can shed our cabin fever and get outside are upon us. And what better way to enjoy a beautiful day than to relax in the garden and soak up nature? A nice custom-made outdoor bench is the perfect addition to a comfortable day.
Take this white oak bench by Dave Hurwitz for example. It was built for the Woodland Garden Trail at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont. The oak is locally and sustainably grown.
Another beautiful garden bench is this English garden bench in oiled teak by Charles Shackleton. Shackleton designed this bench in 1987 for the Chicago Botanical Gardens and they loved it so much they have since ordered over 150 of these benches for their gardens.
For a solid modern look, Timothy Clark made this amazing Cherry and stainless steel Shelburne Bench, so named because he originally designed it for a museum in Shelburne, Vermont.
The original version of the next bench by Dan Moshiem (a collaboration with several others) was made for a show at the Bennington Museum, and several more have been made since, one of which is in the Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont.
The back on the next piece by John Lomas represents the sun going down over a lake. The sun itself and the feet are made from copper, and the carvings on the back rail are of waves. What better place to watch an actual sunset than seated on this bench?
And finally, we think this walnut and maple bench by Ray Finan that simultaneously has both a classic and modern look would go perfectly with a morning coffee while listening to the birds out in your garden.
Enough looking at these benches. It’s time to order a custom bench for your own garden so you can sit outside and enjoy!