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Outdoor Backless Benches

Nestled in a garden teeming with butterflies and fragrant florals. Pulled up to the dinner table when your guests arrive. A spot to snuggle and watch the sunset. The sky's the limit for our outdoor backless benches, a seat that brings people together and always fits right in.

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Why POLYWOOD?

Founded on a mission to do better, we were the first to create outdoor furniture using landfill- and ocean-bound plastic materials back in 1990. Our collections are—and have always been—built to be enjoyed season after season (after season). Friends, family, and future generations are why we do what we do, which is to help create outdoor spaces where loved ones can gather, relax, and connect.

POLYWOOD furniture withstands seasonal weather conditions, including hot sun, snowy winters, salt spray, and heavy winds. Unlike traditional wood or disposable resin designs, POLYWOOD furniture will never need to be sanded, painted, stained, or replaced after a year or so. And did we mention we always offer FREE shipping?


Backless Bench Colors

From down-to-earth browns to classic neutrals, our spectrum of color options mix, match, and complement your style with ease. The vivid pigments are continuous throughout the lumber, so you need not worry about chipping, peeling, or scratches. Our innovative Color-Stay technology keeps the colors pristine, even after years of sun, rain, and accidental spills.

Bench Features

Weatherproof

Rain, wind, and sleet shouldn't get in the way of enjoying your outdoor furniture. Unlike wood, POLYWOOD products are innovatively engineered to withstand all four seasons without splintering, rotting, cracking, or chipping.

Low Maintenance

Easy does it. Our patio furniture will always look as good as new with very little effort. It doesn’t need to be brought inside during inclement weather and cleans quickly and easily with soapy water and a soft-bristle brush.

Sustainability

Sustainability has always been our second nature. To protect and preserve natural resources for future generations, we make our durable patio furniture from sustainable materials, including landfill- and ocean-bound plastics.

Bench Sizing 101

Our backless benches are available in multiple lengths that range from 48–60 inches. If pairing one with an outdoor dining table, first measure the table's dimensions. The bench should be 6–12 inches smaller than the table's length. Make sure you have at least 16–24 inches between your tabletop and the bench so everyone can scoot in or out as needed. 

You have a bit more design flexibility with a freestanding patio bench. Once you decide where it would fit best (and afford the best vantage point), you'll just want to confirm there's a foot of wiggle room on all four sides.


FAQs
What is the weight capacity of POLYWOOD backless benches?
All POLYWOOD furniture is tested to an ASTM standard of up to 400 pounds per seat, and our backless benches typically seat between 2–4 people.
Do your backless benches tip over easily?
They do not tip over easily, thanks to their sturdy structure and 45–75 pounds of weight, making them highly suitable for outdoor use.
Do you have cushions for your backless benches?
We don't offer cushions for this seating style at the moment, but several of our backless benches feature contoured seats that make them a comfortable place to sit. Alternatively, our backed benches have the option to add a seat cushion.
Will you carry backless benches in nautical colors like blue?
Our backless benches are available in many of our best-selling colors. As of right now, we don’t plan on adding blue or other vibrant-hued backless benches to our assortment.
All Bench Options

Inspired by the iconic English furniture design of the 18th century, Chippendale's elaborate yet inviting design transforms a garden or porch into a well-appointed sitting area. Distinctive details and intricate patterns add sophistication, while the seat's contours instantly up the comfort level.

Designer tip: Complete a dreamy garden setup that you can enjoy bloom after bloom (and year after year) with our coordinating planters.

Deep, dark neutrals are having a major moment in the design world—and for good reason. Both timeless and on trend, our benches in Black add depth, drama, and contrast to outdoor settings. They look equally stunning when styled with matching furniture as they do punctuating a bright, colorful patio.

A space-saving alternative to dining chairs, backless benches let you pull together a space that works for your space and family size. This versatile style is great for little ones and extra guests, and it can also be comfortably tucked under your dining table when not in use to ensure a smooth flow of foot traffic.

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