10 Easy Pieces: Backless Wooden Dining Benches by

Issue 82 · Australia by Design · July 24, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Backless Wooden Dining Benches

Issue 82 · Australia by Design · July 24, 2013

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 bench—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.

Plank Dining Bench from Gus Modern, Remodelista

Above: From Gus Modern, the Plank Dining Bench is a Shaker-inspired walnut veneer bench for $475 from Y Living.

Giulio Bench in Ebonized Wood, Remodelista

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.

Mash Studio LAX Bench, Remodelista

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.

Kubus Bench from Lekker Home, Remodelista

Above: The Teak Kubus Bench is made from solid teak using classical furniture techniques for $800-$1,000 depending on size from Lekker Home.

Bjursta Bench in Black with Clear Lacquer, Remodelista

Above: The Bjursta Bench is made from ash veneer with clear stain for $99.99 from Ikea.

Scoop Bench by Henrybuilt Furniture, Remodelista

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.

Big Sur Dining Bench from Crate & Barrel, Remodelista

Above: Crate & Barrel's Big Sur Bench in 48 Inches ($699) and in 71.5 Inches ($799) is made with European white oak with a waxed finish.

Teak Double Bench from Lekker Home, Remodelista

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.

Andover Bench from Room & Board, Remodelista

Above: The Andover Bench, built in Vermont, is available in cherry, walnut, maple, and maple with charcoal or shell stain; $599 from Room & Board.

Salvage Bench Medium from Restoration Hardware, Remodelista

Above: Restoration Hardware's Salvage Bench Medium is a parsons-style salvaged bench for $905.

To match your wooden bench, you'll need a table—shop all our Dining Tables in our furniture section.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.