Picture the scene. A gorgeous hot sunny day, clear blue skies and a beautiful garden. What better way to enjoy this tranquility than sitting on your very own wooden throne, in particular a comfortable and beautiful garden picnic bench.
The best garden picnic bench furniture options come in all shapes and sizes, so choosing one comes down to what your personal requirements are. If your garden is smaller then maybe a 4 seater would suit more whilst for more spacious surroundings an 8 seater could transform your space into something more grand.
Best Picnic Benches – The Purely wood guide
Here at Purely Wood, we’re passionate about providing the best information for customers to be able to make full and informed decisions on their product. Take a look at our in depth guide to the best garden picnic bench solutions.
Best Garden Picnic Bench – 4 / 6 Seaters
For outdoor areas with more space and flexibility 4 seater wooden picnic benches can transform your garden into a haven of al fresco dining. Add a garden picnic bench of this type and families and guests will enjoy the social capabilities of this outdoor solution
HGG 6 Seater
This top of the range outdoor seating solution will look spectacular sitting in your garden space. The HGG has been crafted beautifully from solid Scandinavian redwood and is 100% FSC certified timber. You can check the latest prices on this from Amazon below.
In our opinion this is the best garden picnic bench in its class and has been treated with an oil based solution. The slow growth Scandinavian Timber creates a much stronger and robust timber making this the perfect garden bench for the climate in the UK.
The zinc bolts are galvanised to prevent rust and to save on time and effort the sublime wooden picnic bench set will be delivered ready assembled. This really is a solid outdoor garden patio bench and table set and it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Seats – 6 comfortably
Assembly required – NO, they’ll deliver it exactly where yo want it to go on your garden or patio (or the garage if its winter)
Dimensions – Length 180cm x 95cm – Approximate area required-2.90m x 2.45m
Heavy Duty picnic bench – Very hard warring
If its a strong, sturdy, durable, wooden garden picnic bench that you’re after then this could be the bench for you. Made with heavy duty timbers and rounded corners for a safety feature with design in mind, this bench will comfortably sit 6 people.
The heavy duty garden bench has been hand made with pressure treated tantalised wood, giving you piece of mind with protection against rot and insect attack for up to 15 years. If you’re expecting lots of use or have children this wooden garden picnic bench will look beautiful in any outdoor setting.
Dimensions L 240cm, H 51cm, Total width 155cm
HGG Table & Bench Dining set – Great if you have young kids
This stunning example of a wooden bench bares all the hallmarks of a solid outdoor piece of furniture. With its attractive rounded edges and sturdy leg and supports this bench can sit up to 6 people with comfort.
This HGG has been made in the UK from FSC standard, slow grown, Scandinavian Spruce. It is solvent free having been pressure treated and with care will come with a 10 year life expectancy. This bench will immaculately sit in your garden or on your patio. With space for a parasol this wooden picnic bench will more than meet your expectations. As best garden picnic bench products go, this is right up there with the leaders.
Dimensions W 180cm, H 44cm, D 35.5cm
Self assembly – fixing kit and instructions supplied
Oakham 6 Seater – A classic bench
This natural wood picnic table presents a solid solution to your outdoor seating requirements. The 3 seated timbers allow for comfier seating and boasts construction grade timber. The Oakham seat has been pressure treated which gives 10+ years of durability. This is a very strong garden picnic table, so if you’re expecting plenty of use or have children you can be sure of a solid product.
Dimensions 120cm (L) x 142cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Self assembly – 10mm ratchet or drill with a 10mm attachment
3 seated timbers
Lyddington 6 Seater
One of the best garden picnic bench and tables available this 6ft brown coloured seating solution provides extra comfort with back supports. This Lyddington garden bench is pressure treated and all the bolts have black cover caps. This means you can be sure the product will be free from rot and damage from the elements for up to 15 years. The Lyddington table is heavy duty and is a well made and solid product which will sit excellently in your garden space.
Dimensions 180cm x 202cm x 100cm
Rowlinson 6 Seater
Seating 4 with maximum comfort and up to 6 people, this sturdy garden picnic table measures in at 5ft. The Rowlinson comes from a family business with over 80 years of experience and it certainly shows with this table. The tabletop and seats will be delivered pre assembled allowing for easy construction and assembly at home. This picnic bench will complement any garden and with a natural finish to its pre treated timber it will sit beautifully in your outdoor space. It is recommended that customers further treat this product against rot.
Dimension 152.4cm 152.4cm, 68.6 cm
Self Assembly, Electric screwdriver & adjustable spanner.
Marko 4 Seater
The Marko is constructed from strong wooden slats and due to its heavyweight pressure treated wooden frame, the user will find a strong and sturdy 4 seater garden bench that doesn’t compromise on comfort.
Dimensions 150 cm (L) x 150 cm (W) x 75 cm (H)
Best 8 Seater Garden picnic bench
An 8 seater wooden garden picnic bench would really set you apart and leave guests talking about your hosting skills. The ultimate in outdoor sitting and eating these solutions can transform a garden space into something far more luxurious. Wooden benches of this type can provide comfort and durability with some solid products on the market.
Braunston 8 Seater
This is the ultimate 8 seater and the best garden picnic bench in its class. This table is pressure treated which is the most comprehensive treatment of wood against rot available. The seating comes with a cleverly angled back support for sitting back and enjoying some great company. Sourced from responsibly managed forests the timber looks sublime in the sunshine. The Braunston will add a wow factor to your outdoor space.
Dimensions 235 cm x 235 cm x 92 cm
Self assembly with a ratchet or spanner set.
Whitwell 8 Seater
The handmade octagonal Whitwell 8 seater wooden garden picnic bench will adorn any outdoor area with a stunning rustic brown, octagonal pub style bench. Hand made in the UK this heavy duty garden picnic table is heavy duty and pressure treated for durability. In Fact the Whitwell is free from rot and fungal attack for over 15 years and with cover caps for the bolts you can rely on this product for a long time. 3 slats for the the seats add more comfort to big, solid table.
Dimensions 120cm x 200cm x 82.5 cm
Self assembly with socket set.
Maribelle 8 Seater
The Maribelle is a beautifully crafted round wooden garden bench and is a fantastic outdoor piece of furniture. Ideal for patios at home or in your pub or restaurant this picnic table is made from pine and its edges have been hand finished creating a stunning and safe product with no sharp edges or splinters.
The Maribelle allows for a parasol, which is perfect for keeping the family in the shade on a hot sunny day. The pine has been treated for long lasting confidence. There is also a draper available which will add further protection. The table will be put together with brass bolts and make sure you convince a friend when assembling. Customers who have previously brought this 8 seater wooden picnic bench have claimed 10 children can sit around it.
Dimensions – table top 110cm, total diameter including seating 175cm
Best 2 Seater picnic benches
Perhaps for the smallest of spaces, or a solution to maximise the last of the sunshine later in the day a 2 seater wooden garden bench can provide 2 people with the opportunity to enjoy their space in comfort. Not exclusively for outdoor dining many of these benches come with matching tables which can fold away for easy storage, utilising your small space or keeping your outdoor area clutter free and tidy.
Gladstone 2 Seater
The Gladstone 2 seater garden bench provides quality and value. The solid chunky design and cupped seat provides the ultimate in 2 seater garden luxury. Made from grade A Teak this bench is certain to last a lifetime if properly treated and with the option for a cushion this really is a heavy duty but wonderfully constructed piece of furniture.
Dimensions W 150 x D 69 x H 94 cm
Luxury garden bench
Chichester 2 Seater
This option of outdoor seating is made from beautiful Eucalyptus wood. The Chichester is Pre treated with a ScanCom sealer. Sitting 2 people comfortably this bench can be self assembled easily by just one person. Having been rigorously tested, this piece of garden furniture is durable, long lasting and comes with UV and water resistance protection.
Dimensions w 118cm, h 89cm, d 57cm
Self assembly, 1 person
Pre treated Eucalyptus
Foxhunter 2 Seater
The Foxhunter seats 2 comfortably and is made of high quality, durable and rigid hardwood. One of the best wooden garden benches for its price range. This budget bench would make ideal seating for gardens, patios or terraces and will look superb positioned in your tranquil outdoor space.
Dimensions w 119cm, h 75cm, d 40cm
Simple home assembly
Childrens picnic benches
What better way of getting your young ones outside than to given them an area just for them. Some of the best garden picnic benches have been created for children and will give you the option of letting them not only eat outside but also creates an area for them to play outside whilst sitting comfortably at the table.
Panda This beautiful childrens picnic table and bench set has a natural finish. It is well made and with children in mind the gap between the planks is less than 0.5mm for extra safety. This bench has been pre treated to withstand the weather. Watch your young ones enjoy a tea party with friends or enjoy the outside whilst colouring and drawing. This table is ideal for children aged 5 and up and customers have reportedly used it for children as young as 3.
Dimensions Table – 100cm x 41cm x 57cm, Bench 20cm x 35cm
Rainbow This colourful and popular wooden garden bench comes with a matching parasol. Your kids will love using this bench and is a sure fire way of letting them enjoy the good weather out in the garden. Watch your little ones play games, study and eat and drink on this lovely wooden table.
Dimensions 54cm H x 85cm W x 75cm L
This completes our list of best garden picnic bench products. This list is by no means final and we endeavour to update the product list as and when new garden seating solutions are offered.
Securing your Garden picnic bench
Keeping your product safe and secure can be a wise move. Often small businesses with wooden benches are easily accessible and you don’t want the fuss, hassle and inconvenience of your bench being stolen. Its also a good thing to be safety conscious too, especially when there might be children around.
Securing your garden picnic bench to hard ground with a fixing kit, can give you piece of mind and add a deterant and safety feature to your furniture.
Ideal for fixing your wooden bench to a patio, concrete, tarmac or paving, this kit is an ideal solution to meet your needs. The fixing kit includes;
2 bench brackets
4 security screws
2 expanding bolts
How to keep the best garden picnic bench clean – Guide
If you’ve invested in a wooden garden picnic bench then obviously you want to keep it clean. Whether your a business such as a pub or if you have one sitting in your garden space, keeping the wood looking tidy is important. Here at Purely Wood we think Cuprinol are one of the leading names when it comes to treating wood and cleaning wood.
Cuprinol garden furniture cleaner has been specifically formed and created to remove dirt, stains, grime and grease. This cleaner contains added orange oil which will help nourish the wood. This will leave your seating looking beautiful throughout the months when it is mostly used. Simply spray this product sparingly and wipe away the dirt. There is no need to rinse with water afterwards. The Cuprinol furniture cleaner will leave your garden picnic bench in tip top condition.
For any type of wood
Long and lasting water repellent barrier
The alternative to all these is to build your own picnic bench! To do a good job you need to be handy with your tools! Here’s a video guide on how its done.
As you can see the flat pack option is by far the easiest!
Thinking about jazzing up an old table? Here’s a couple of fantastic painted tables we’ve seen. These really would be an outstanding addition to a modern looking home and garden.
This one has been done by home depot in the USA and you can read the blog on how they did it here – http://blog.homedepot.com/painted-picnic-table-sunburst-diy/. It’s actually easier than it looks to do and is just a fantastic addition if you want something fresher than a standard wooden bench for your picnics.
This is a much more classic bench with a nice twist of a deep coloured oil on top and painted seats and legs. This one has come from pintrest and was an old table that was sanded down and re painted. A brilliant way to freshen up and old bench – but there’s nothing stopping you doing such a paint job on a new one too if you prefer the painted look.
There’s a range of finishes available if you buy intreated wood. At the moment its very popular to paint them with Cuprinol shades in light greys with contracting legs. If you’re an avid user of Pinteret you’ll also see the dipped leg look proving very popular if you want to add a very modern twist to the table. We’re big fans of this look, who wants a plain wooden table when you can funk it up!