Although the renovations to the inside of my home are mostly complete, my yard is still under development. Someday I would like to put in a patio in my backyard and update my front steps. However, the patio on the side of my house is quite pretty, especially when all my plants are lush and blooming in the spring and summer. I would love to get a few pieces of nice outdoor furniture to accent my side patio. Plus, a bench or two would give me a place to sit while my daughter plays outside. Thus, when recently given the chance to review a teak bench from Teak Closeouts, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
I received a Sumbawa Teak Bench, currently priced at $189.00. According to Teak Closeouts, assembling the teak bench that I received to review takes about 30 minutes. However, my husband had the bench put together in about 15 minutes. The bench consists of five wooden parts plus some screws and four plastic feet. I easily screwed the feet onto the legs by hand. My husband then attached the seat bench, seat back, and front bar to the sides. Even with our toddler daughter attempting to help, he still put the bench together quickly and easily. I rate the ease of assembly of the teak bench from Teak Closeouts extremely highly.
Estimated to last ten years or more, the teak bench that I received is a solid middle grade quality bench that is perfect for budget minded shoppers. The bench is very sturdy and solid. My toddler daughter loves climbing all over the bench! The wood comes unfinished, allowing the consumer to customize the look of the bench. I plan to stain my teak bench with a mahogany stain once the weather warms up. The stain will help protect the wood from the elements, ensuring that the bench lasts for as long as possible.
My teak bench is currently sitting in my living room, but I plan to move the bench outside to my side patio come spring. If you plan to use the bench outside, then you should stain, varnish, paint, or otherwise seal the wood. However, you could leave the wood bare if you plan to use the bench inside. Although meant for outside use, the teak bench from Teak Closeouts would also make a great addition to an inside room such as an indoor porch. The bench is also very comfortable, so I look forward to hours of relaxation on the bench this summer as I watch my daughter play outside.
Final Verdict: I love my new teak bench from Teak Closeouts. My husband assembled the five pieces of the bench in only 15 minutes. The wood is solid, and the pieces fit together securely. The bench is very comfortable to sit on. The wood does come unfinished so that the consumer can customize the look. I eagerly await the warmer spring weather so that I can move my Teak Closeouts teak bench outside. If you are shopping for a new outdoor bench, I highly recommend the teak bench from Teak Closeouts.
I received a teak bench from Teak Closeouts mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Heather and Poppy Sitting on the Teak Bench © 2014 Heather Johnson
Teak Bench Box © 2014 Heather Johnson
Unpacking the Teak Bench Parts © 2014 Heather Johnson
Teak Bench Pieces © 2014 Heather Johnson
Screwing on the Feet of the Teak Bench © 2014 Heather Johnson
Assembling the Teak Bench © 2014 Heather Johnson
Assembled Teak Bench © 2014 Heather Johnson
Teak Bench Assembled © 2014 Heather Johnson
Poppy Sitting on the Teak Bench © 2014 Heather Johnson