Garden Storage Benches

by Gardenbella

A garden storage bench will not only give some extra seating but it is a great looking addition to a patio or deck for storage.

I live in an apartment so I have a small balcony that can be great on a warm summer's day where I can sit and enjoy my flowers. However, what to do about storage? I don't want to have to lug garden tools and soil up from the storage locker I have in the basement.

The solution: a garden storage bench. Not only does it give me some extra seating but it is great to hold soil, tools and pots. The ones made of all-weather resin work best because they don't leak and I can leave it out all year around.

If you have a larger patio or deck there are benches for two people to sit comfortably. Benches made of wood will probably need to have some sort of covering to protect it from the weather. Wood, even when treated can easily fade in the sun and warp in wet weather.

Whatever garden bench you choose, I'm sure you will be happy to have the extra seating and storage.

Garden Bench Box

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Outdoor Storage Benches

Outdoor Storage Bench

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How to Take Care of a Wooden Storage Bench

Wooden storage benches make a nice addition to the garden or a patio. They are not only great to look at and use, but add some more storage for items such as garden tools and accessories.

If you should buy a wooden storage bench that isn't already finished, you should add a coat of sealant so it will last longer. Clean the wood first with soap and water and let it dry before adding the sealant. You can also stain the bench if you would rather. Make sure it is a waterproof stain and be aware that you will need to reapply the stain once a year.

If you have a hardwood bench such as teak, use a teak oil to preserve the wood. Again this should be applied at least once a year.

If your bench sits outside in the elements, you will want to clean it at least once a week with a little soapy water and a cloth. Rinse and let it dry completely.

Finally, make sure to clean up and spills immediately. Some spills can damage the wood if you don't do this and then you will have to refinish the entire bench again!

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Rubbermaid Patio Storage Bench

This patio storage bench makes for a great storage solution while offering a place to sit on your patio or deck. It is made of all-weather resin so you can leave it out in the winter while it offers a place to store gardening tools, toys or grill supplies.

Here is what one happy customer had to say about this bench: "I bought one of these benches 7 years ago when living in Fort Wayne, IN., used it on front patio of my home for packages to be left in and stored garden tools and other things in it. It was exposed to all the weather elements, never had rain or melting snow get inside of it. The construction of the bench is of high quality. I now live in Georgia with some temperatures hitting 120 F. in the summer, and the bench stills look new even being exposed to sunlight it has not faded. I have a cushion for it and two people can sit on the bench easily."

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Updated: 08/14/2014, Gardenbella
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Rose on 08/14/2014

What a great idea! Haven't come across the storage benches before

Thamisgith on 06/07/2013

I like the sound of these. Anywhere that I can quickly hide my clutter would be good.

jptanabe on 06/06/2013

Good idea! We have some garden chairs but nowhere to put all the stuff. I'm definitely interested in getting one of these.

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