Selecting Outdoor Benches

 


Article by: Jennifer Akre

Outdoor benches , Blowers are an excellent way to enhance a garden, , 5 Most Popular Flowers for Your create additional seating in a backyard , Tips for Planting an Outdoor Herb Garden or add a resting spot for a business. With outdoor , Lawn Care Information benches, you will discover a huge selection of materials such as stone, , A Guide To Japanese Gardens wood, , Daphnes for Scent and Colour concrete, , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good brick, etc. Keep in mind that one type of material is not necessarily better than another with a few exceptions. As an example, if you choose something like granite, marble, stone, , A Low Maintenance Landscape Can Save You Money or concrete, , An Introduction To Palm Trees the seats will be hard so if you are looking to provide a comfortable resting area, cushions would be required. In addition, some types of wood , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers do better than others. Teak, redwood, beech, birch, cherry, ash, maple, oak, mahogany, poplar, walnut, pecan, and cedar are excellent choices for outdoors. , Our History with Blueberries - Reviving Their Home-Grown and Local Farm Status

Since wood , Landscaping Design - The Primary Principles outdoor benches , Sunflowers are the most popular, we will address those in particular for this article. First, wood , Chain Link Fences is easy to work with, offers a warm, rich, and inviting appearance, and is very durable. Depending on the design , Adirondack Furniture - What It is and Why You Want It of the outdoor , Blowers bench, it may or may not be made with a combination of solid wood , Tips for Planting an Outdoor Herb Garden and veneer. Regardless of the type of wood , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down being used, the quality of construction for the outdoor , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good bench is crucial. First, the outdoor , The Uses of Compost! bench needs to be made using the best joint method and second, the outdoor , Planting Around Tree Roots bench must be stable and sturdy.

For the joints, manufacturers , Florida Homes: Easy Landscaping and Curb Appeal use a number of methods. The tongue and groove method is very popular in that it looks nice and neat while providing the needed stability. Another method is known as mortise and tenon, which involves a socket and two pieces of projecting wood. , 5 Most Popular Flowers for Your Garden Other options for the joints include a doweled joint where a wood , Succulent Crassula Tetragona: Drought Tolerant Plants for Dry Garden Landscapes or Easy Houseplants pin fits tightly into a drilled out hole, rabbeted and butted joint that has two pieces of wood , Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance placed at angles, glued, and stapled, bolted or corner blocked if rigidity is a concern, and finally, the least expensive method for outdoor , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good bench joints is with stapling. The downside to this is that as people sit down and get up from the outdoor , Garden Art Ideas -- How to Make Your Planters Into Beautiful Garden Art bench, the staples can eventually work free.

The second factor for selecting wooden outdoor , Tips for Planting an Herb Garden benches is the stability and sturdiness. Since people of all sizes will be sitting down, you obviously want a bench , Gardening Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers that will accommodate various weights. To ensure sturdiness, you would need to make sure the bench , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? meets certain criteria. If the bench , When to Fly Old Glory has a back, then the outside , Garden Art Ideas -- How to Make Your Planters Into Beautiful Garden Art posts or rungs on either side will need to go all the way through the bench , How to Grow Blueberries seat to the underside, making the posts and rungs less likely to break. In addition, the legs of the outdoor , Some Practical Ideas For Designing Your Own Landscape bench need to be solid and large enough to handle weight.

One way to tell if the bench , About Crocuses is not sturdy enough is to sit on it. If you hear a creaking noise, then you should be concerned. While sitting, move your weight back and forth a little to see if the bench , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw feels secure or wobbly. You can also do a push/pull test with your hands, pressing on the bench's legs to see if they feel solid or loose. Most manufacturers , Gardening - What are Annuals and Biennials? will provide specifications on the various types of outdoor , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? benches so you will know exactly the weight limitations, type of wood , Winter Injury to Trees used, the joint process, and so on. Use this information , Planting Around Tree Roots to your advantage when selecting an outdoor , Blowers bench so you end up with the type that best suits your needs.
Jennifer Akre is a successful business owner of numerous furniture , Winter Injury to Trees websites such as http://www.SimplyBenches.com. Her sites provide product , Chain Link Fences and information , Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow! about garden , ing Tips To Excite Toddlers And Preschoolers bench styles and other furniture , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw and decor , Abatement With DDT Concept Needs Second Look for your patio , When to Fly Old Glory or home. , A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw

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