You’ll never run out of ways to use a well-made wood bench. These adaptable pieces of furniture can be placed at the entryway, along a wide hallway, at the foot of the bed, alongside a dining table, or even used as a coffee table right in the living room. When it’s time to rearrange your furniture, that versatile wood bench will always find a new purpose somewhere else in the home. For this compilation, we’ve collected our favorites from around the web – from designer wooden benches to practical budget-friendly selections, there’s something here for every budget and every style.
Henrik Oak Solid Wood Bench: Natural oak is a wonderfully versatile finish that coordinates easily with a wide variety of themes. This wooden bench celebrates the timelessness of true artisanal construction, from the solid oak composition to the beautifully sculpted edges to the exquisite joinery visible throughout.
Geometric Modern Wood Bench: Want your new wood bench to make a sculptural statement? This design features a dramatic silhouette sure to turn heads, with its solid arched legs supporting an extra thick seat. This piece is handmade from reclaimed elm wood for strength and one-of-a-kind character.
Oval Light Wood Bench: A light and breezy aesthetic makes this wood bench easy to arrange, able to fill a variety of decorative niches throughout the home. This piece is available in two adaptable sizes, each one topped with a rounded oval top that lends a playful look. A matching table is also available.
Wood Bench with Woven Seat: This budget-friendly bench is constructed from solid oak in a warm honey finish, the seat woven from thick cords for comfort and decorative flair. Despite its lightweight look, it can support up to 300 pounds for dependable performance in any setting.
Solid Wood Storage Bench: Provide stylish seating and banish clutter with the super-practical Totem wood bench from Burrow. This striking design features a lift-top seat that reveals a spacious storage compartment below. Place at the entryway to hold seasonal accessories, at the end of the bed to hold spare linens, or place in the living room to hold cozy throws.
Low Wood Bench with Storage: Low-profile construction makes this bench fantastic for placements where height might be a concern – below windows, in child-centric spaces, at the end of low beds, etc. This piece includes two built-in drawers for easy organization. Choose from four wood finish options.
Rustic Teak Reclaimed Wood Bench: Reclaimed teak wood makes this bench eco-friendly and filled with one-of-a-kind character. The unfinished surface allows every unique detail to shine through while ensuring the bench will develop a beautiful patina with age and wear. Use as a dining bench or as a supplemental bench anywhere in the home.
Skagerak Natural Wood Bench: The charming Maissi Bench features unconventional curves inspired by the handrails of industrial machinery, all rendered in beautifully sculpted oak with a smooth and satisfying finish. This natural wood bench measures at just over 40 inches in width for easy placement within tight spots.
Kam Solid Wood Entryway Bench: Kam is a stylish wood entryway bench by Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm, created to provide a satisfying tactile experience to those who interact with this piece. Choose from oak or walnut finishes. When paired with a decorative tray, the generous proportions of this solid wood bench make it suitable for use as a coffee table as well.
Nelson Platform Wood Bench with Metal Legs: Designed by the legendary George Nelson in 1946, the Platform Bench is a piece of mid-century design history that remains just as stylistically relevant today. This piece is constructed from solid wood with an airy slatted top and slender yet sturdy metal legs.
Nelson Solid Wood Slat Bench: The famous Nelson Platform Bench enjoys an especially contemporary appearance with the wood base option. The silhouette is angular and satisfying, ideal for modern and minimalist interior themes. Choose from three sizes and two wood finish options.
Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench with Shelf: Dark distressed finishes give this handsome bench a rugged rustic appearance well-suited for interior themes like farmhouse and industrial. This piece is constructed from a mixture of reclaimed and new wood, the legs made from resilient metal in a matte black finish. Use the bottom shelf for storage baskets or shoes.
Industrial Live Edge Wood Bench: A live edge wood plank gives this bench a warm and natural look while the hairpin legs lend a touch of industrial flair. This fun piece measures at 48 inches in length but maintains a shallow depth to suit smaller placements with ease.
Modern Wood and Metal Bench: A blonde-finished wooden top is paired with a chic metal frame to give this bench a minimalist look with just a hint of rustic charm. This piece measures at just over 39 inches in length – compact enough for smaller spaces like narrow hallways and entryways.
Small Black Wooden Bench: Looking for a more modern finish for your wooden bench? This small mid-century-inspired design is available in finishes like matte black, bright sky blue, white, and brilliant yellow in addition to a range of more traditional wood finish selections.
Airisto Black Wood Bench: Airisto is a beautifully bold and unique oval-shaped bench by Finnish snowboarder-turned-designer Joanna Laajisto. This gorgeous design is crafted from durable ash wood with a rich black finish that allows the texture and tonal variation of the natural wood grain to shine through with beauty and grace.
Ethnicraft Solid Wood Dining Bench: Wooden benches are a fabulous solution for dining room seating, able to accommodate a more flexible number of occupants than individual chairs – a bench can pack many people, or can provide a spacious and comfortable seating experience for one. This sophisticated wood dining bench by Ethnicraft is made from solid oak and is available in two generous sizes.
Wood Bench with Leather Seat: Plush padded upholstery gives this wood bench an especially alluring look. This bench is wonderfully customizable – choose from eight leather color options and two base finish options, mixing and matching to best suit your interior decor theme with ease.
Wood Bench with Leather Weave: White leather straps are beautifully woven to give this wooden bench a supportive and comfortably yielding seat. This piece measures at just over 47 inches in width and 15 inches in depth, its shallow footprint easy to integrate within narrow spaces.
Carved White Wood Bench with Storage: Carved wood cabinet faces make this tropical hardwood bench a true work of art worth placing in your most prominent spaces. This piece is a perfect complement for interior themes like modern farmhouse, bohemian chic, and so many others. Brass hardware lends a sophisticated touch.
Long Wood Dining Bench with Back: Benches aren’t just for occasional seating – they can be a perfectly suitable place to relax as well. This gorgeous mid-century-inspired bench design includes a sculpted backrest and woven wicker seats to provide a comfortable seating experience. Teak construction and weather-resistant wicker make this piece suitable for use indoors and outdoors alike.
Wooden Bench with Leather Backrest: The streamlined appeal of a bench meets the comfort of a lounge chair with this elegant settee bench by Safavieh. This piece is crafted with a warm-toned wood frame, the seat and backrest woven from strips of leather to provide forgiving support.
Originals Solid Wood Bench with Back: Designed by the acclaimed Lucian Ercolani in 1956, the Originals Loveseat Bench offers an extended version of the timeless Windsor Chair silhouette. Choose from solid ash or solid walnut construction, available in four adaptable finishes to suit a diverse range of interior themes.
Dark Wood Bench with Backrest: Rustic mango wood construction and weathered iron details give the handsome Eunice bench a warm farmhouse-inspired look with true traditional appeal. Use as a dining bench, an entryway bench, or use in an accent placement anywhere in the home.
Upholstered Vintage Wood Bench: Turned legs, carved details, and button-tufted upholstery give this bench a warm traditional look well-suited to interior themes like farmhouse and French country. The base is made from resilient rubberwood with a weathered grey finish that lends a convincing heirloom appearance.
Natural Teak Wood Bench: Sturdy teak construction ensures this bench will provide dependable performance for years of enjoyment inside or outside of the home. This piece has been treated with a grey finish that protects the wood while giving it a weathered patina like an untreated bench would develop naturally over time.
Mid-Century Upholstered Wood Bench: Bold, sculptural curves make the base of this bench truly eye-catching. This piece draws inspiration from mid-century modern elements, neatly upholstered for contemporary comfort. Use in placements like bedrooms, entryways, and more.
Wood Bench Design with Shelf: Contemporary and rustic elements come together to give this spacious bench a versatile aesthetic that can fit well within so many interior decor themes. This piece keeps things budget-friendly using powder-coated metal framing for excellent resilience and high-quality MDF construction for a gorgeous wood look.
Industrial Wood Storage Bench: Dark walnut finishes and black metal framing allow this bench to coordinate with rustic interior themes and modern industrial themes alike. This piece features two oversized drawers for convenient storage, fantastic for organizing seasonal gear at the entryway or media accessories in the living room.
Line Wood Bench with Storage: Designed by Nathan Yong, the Line bench has quickly grown to become a DWR favorite. This piece is constructed from a choice of oak or walnut adorned with slatted lines that bring enchanting texture to the exterior surfaces. The inside provides ample storage space, the lid supported by lid-stay hardware so you can explore its contents hands-free.
Mid-Century-Inspired Wood Bench: Mid-century details bring decorative appeal to this wonderfully streamlined bench design. This versatile piece is constructed from solid mango wood with a rich walnut finish, the bench measuring at 45 inches in width to suit smaller placements throughout the home.
Blu Dot Small Wood Bench: The charming Amicable Split 19-Inch Bench is a stylish single-person seating solution from Blu Dot. The angular wood construction creates an interesting silhouette while providing surprisingly satisfying comfort. These benches are fantastic for ultra-compact spaces like tiny entryways and walk-in closets, but they’d also make a creative selection for placement at the dining table.
Small Teak Wood Shower Bench: Bathroom benches don’t need to be utilitarian. This gorgeous teak wood bench features a smoothly curved seat for comfort, the slatted design allowing water to pass right through. Teak is naturally resistant against moisture but can be made to last even longer by regularly treating the surface using any easily-accessible teak oil product.
Teak Wood Shower Bench with Handles: This stylish teak shower bench is smoothly sculpted and includes convenient handles for stability when seated, also allowing for easier movement between uses. Each bench is equipped with gripping rubber feet.
Wood Bathroom Bench with Storage: Equipped with a convenient shelf, this bench goes beyond its role as a shower seat and can also serve as a storage solution – when placed beside the bathtub, this bench would work fantastic as a side table for your toiletries or your favorite bath-time reading material.
Wood Bed Bench with Shoe Rack: Benches are a wonderfully convenient end-of-bed accent – a fantastic place to sit so you can remove your slippers or while trying on shoes to match your outfit. This design includes an upholstered seat for comfort, the cushioned top lifting to reveal a convenient storage space for small accessories below. The slatted shelf is great for shoes.
Padded Bedroom Wood Bench: This upholstered wood bench is available in a wide variety of colorways to suit any bedroom decor theme. Each bench measures at 44 inches in width and 16 inches in depth. An open lower shelf provides spacious storage for shoes or organization boxes.
Industrial Wood Bed Storage Bench: Distressed finishes and bold metal framing give this storage bench a dramatic industrial look well-suited for contemporary and rustic bedroom themes. The padded seat flips open to reveal ample storage for spare linens while the lower shelf provides a convenient space to store slippers or shoes.
Rustic Wood Bench for Entryway: Available in four adaptable wood finish options, this stylish wooden storage bench provides an adaptable take on classic rustic charm. Each one includes a slatted lower shelf and a flip-top lid that conceals extra storage beneath the seat. Use at the entryway, in the bedroom, or anywhere else that could benefit from added storage space.
Entryway Wood Bench with Baskets: This wooden bench includes three open cubbies each equipped with a woven rattan basket for excellent storage potential. The bench body is constructed from solid pine for dependable durability in all of your most active interior settings.
Herman Studio Wood Storage Bench: Stylish details make the A Line stowaway bench stand out with irresistible appeal. This piece features a folding top equipped with a leather handle, the interior consisting of a sectioned compartment for tidy organization. Solid oak construction ensures lasting strength.
Blu Dot Modern Wood Bench: Blu Dot introduced the playful Go Forth bench as a clever multipurpose solution specifically for entryways. This piece features a discreet storage drawer, an open cubby, and a convenient umbrella stand located right on the side. This piece is available with white oak or walnut veneers.
Wood Bench Design with Coat Rack: This all-in-one entryway bench solution includes a standing coat rack, an open storage shelf, and a comfortable padded seat. Choose from light or dark wood finish options. This piece measures at just over 32 inches in width to suit smaller spaces with ease.
Large Wood Entryway Storage Bench: Bold oversized construction makes this bench a truly space-defining addition to any entryway area. This piece features a large backing panel with a built-in storage shelf and convenient coat hooks. A cushion pads the seat, which contains three pull-out drawers for storage and organization.
Outdoor Wood Bed Bench: Looking for a creative alternative to a traditional outdoor bench? This multifunctional design features sides that can fold up to serve as comfortable armrests or can lay down to transform the bench into a spacious daybed. Choose from five cushion color options.
Oval-Shaped Small Outdoor Wood Bench: Arina is a stylish indoor/outdoor bench design constructed from resilient weather-resistant teak in a natural finish. The seat is woven from white rope, the surface boasting a touch of bounce and “give” for a more comfortable seating experience.
Teak Outdoor Wood Bench with Back: Intricate backrest details make this two-seat bench an especially artistic element sure to transform your patio or garden environment. This piece is made from resilient teak, suitable for use indoors and outdoors alike. Equip with your favorite cushion or throw pillows to make this piece your own.
Outdoor Solid Acacia Wood Bench: Solid acacia wood is one of the top materials for outdoor furniture, highly resistant against weather and wear for long-lasting durability even when exposed to the elements. This bench design features a chevron pattern for decorative appeal. Choose from three attractive finish colors.
Metal and Wood Bench for Outdoors: Black metal framing adds a modern edge to this outdoor wood bench. The seat is made from slats of solid acacia with a warm teak finish for a comfortable seating experience on the patio or at your entryway.
Outdoor Wood Bench with Shelf: Make your patio feel more like a living room with this beautiful padded bench design. This piece is crafted from solid acacia and equipped with a UV-resistant cushion for comfort. An open lower shelf provides a canvas for decorative objects and outdoor accessories.
Outdoor Wood Planter Bench: Add an architectural element to your outdoor seating arrangement with this planter and bench combination. This piece features a spacious seating bench flanked by oversized planter boxes on either side, bringing vibrant greenery to your patio area. The design is fully modular so that you can easily move the components around individually as needed.
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