In our one bedroom apartment, space is sacred; which is why our wooden bench, meant to accompany the dining table, lives an alternate life as an entryway benchâ€”bags on top, shoes below. The friends we host for dinner have no idea thanks to its simple, modern shape; the bench is entirely versatile.
On a recent quest for the 10 best wooden spindle benches, we came across a good lot of backless wooden benches and below is a list of favorites.
Above: From Gus Modern, the Plank Dining Bench is a Shaker-inspired walnut veneer bench for $475 from Y Living.
Above: The Giulio Bench, designed by sculptor Giulio Lazzotti, is made from molded plywood with beech veneer and an ebony stain; $1,280 from Design Within Reach.
Above: MASH Studio’s LAX Bench, designed by Bernard Brucha, is made from solid English walnut and finished with VOC- and solvent-free natural linseed oil; $510 from Design Public.
Above: The Teak Kubus Bench is made from solid teak using classical furniture techniques for $800-$1,000 depending on size from Lekker Home.
Above: The Bjursta Bench is made from ash veneer with clear stain for $99.99 from Ikea.
Above: Henrybuilt Furniture’s Scoop Bench, shown in solid teak, is available in a variety of solid woods with prices starting at $3,000 directly from Henrybuilt.
Above: Ethnicraft’s solid Teak Double Bench is made from FSC-certified sustainable and responsibly-harvested wood and imported from Belgium; prices start at $1,000 at Lekker Home.
Above: The Andover Bench, built in Vermont, is available in cherry, walnut, maple, and maple with charcoal or shell stain; $599 from Room & Board.
Above: Restoration Hardware’s Salvage Bench Medium is a parsons-style salvaged bench for $905.
To match your wooden bench, you’ll need a tableâ€”shop all our Dining Tables in our furniture section.