The Best Dining Benches with Backs for Entertaining

The Best Dining Benches with Backs for Entertaining

A wood dining bench is the perfect way to ensure that everyone has a place to sit at the table, but not everyone enjoys sitting on a seat that doesn’t have a back. That’s why we have compiled this list of nothing but dining benches with backs.

The Best Dining Benches with Backs for Entertaining

1. Cedar Chickadee Dining Set

 

The Cedar Chickadee Dining Set by Creekvine Designs features two dining table benches with backs and two dining table chairs. Both dining benches with backs measure the length of the dining table, and there are 4 different table lengths you can choose from. You can choose from a 46-inch, 58-inch, 70-inch, or 94-inch table.

The backrest of the bench measures 19” high, giving you and your guests plenty of back support while you entertain. The table, individual chairs, and two benches are all made of western red cedar and use zinc-plated hardware during assembly.

The benches have a capacity of 690 pounds each. If you have a patio umbrella, you can choose to have the table drilled to fit an umbrella, or you can choose the table to exclude an umbrella hole.

Pros:

  • 4 different lengths to choose from
  • Made from western red cedar
  • Umbrella hole can be added when ordering
  • Unfinished or stained options

Cons:

  • Best for outdoor use only

2. Riviera Nottingham 5-piece Dining Set with Bench

 

The Riviera Nottingham 5-piece Dining Set made by Anderson Teak includes two chairs, a backless bench, and a dining bench with a back, giving you seating options for everyone.

All five pieces are made of solid mahogany hardwood, making this a solid and durable, great quality furniture set for indoor and outdoor use. It’s painted with mahogany white paint, which also works great both indoors as a dining room table and outdoors.

The dining table comes in one standard size of 72” long and includes an umbrella hole if using the table outdoors. The cushions for the individual chairs and bench seating are included with the set, but if you prefer to replace them, you’ll need to choose a different cushion in the following sizes:

  • 3-seater bench with a back cushion: 59" wide x 25" deep
  • Dining chair cushion: 22" wide x 25" deep
  • Backless bench cushion: 59" wide x 17" deep

Pros:

  • Indoor/outdoor use
  • 4 different seating options
  • Sturdy
  • Painted with cushions included

Cons:

  • Only one size and color option

3. Cedar Couple Dining Set

 

The Cedar Couple Dining Set by Creekvine Designs is a great table and bench combo that comes with one backless bench and one bench with a backrest. The set is made of western red cedar, and you can choose to have the table drilled with a 2” umbrella hole if you’ll be using the set outside.

Like the Chickadee dining set, you can choose from a 46-inch, 58-inch, 70-inch, or 94-inch option. The length of the wood dining bench will match the length of the table that you choose. The back of the backed wood bench is 19 inches high, giving you and your guests plenty of comfortable back support. You can choose between unfinished or stained options.

Pros:

  • 4 different lengths to choose from
  • Made from western red cedar
  • Umbrella hole can be added when ordering
  • Unfinished or stained options

Cons:

  • Best used outdoors

4. Yellow Pine Picnic Table with 2 Backed Benches

 

Picnic tables are a great way to entertain. They are a tried-and-true dining area that has been around since the early 1900s. Instead of backless benches, you now have an option to add one or both benches with backs, which is a true upgrade to the picnic tables of the past.

This yellow pine picnic table set with bench seating from A & L Furniture includes two backed benches so that your guests don’t have to fight over the seat that has the backrest.

It comes in the following sizes and dimensions:

  • 6-foot table and bench
    • Table measurements are 70" long x 27" deep x 30" high
    • Bench measurements are 70” long x 14” deep x 17” high
  • 8-foot table and bench
    • Table measurements are 94" long x 27" deep x 30" high
    • Bench measurements are 94" long x 14" deep x 17” high

Pros:

  • Both benches have backs
  • Two sizes to choose from
  • Finished and unfinished options
  • Can be drilled for an umbrella

Cons:

  • Best for outdoor use

5. Yellow Pine Square Picnic Table with 4 Backed Benches

 

Why choose a picnic table with two backed benches when you can choose a picnic table that has 4? That’s what this yellow pine square picnic table by A & L Furniture offers you. It is made of solid knot-free yellow pine comes with 5 total pieces for flexible seating options.

The table of this picnic set measures 43” by 43” to give you plenty of space to entertain your guests. You can also choose to add a 2” umbrella hole for free in the table if you want to use a patio umbrella with the table.

The benches are all the same size, and each measures 43” long by 24” deep by 34” high. The back of the benches are 17” high to give your guests plenty of back support. The total weight capacity of the entire set is 1,600 pounds.

There are 18 different colors you can choose to have this set stained in or painted, including the unfinished option if you want to stain or paint the set yourself

Pros:

  • Plenty of seating
  • Made of quality hardwood pine
  • 18 different color options to choose from
  • Umbrella hole can be added for free

Cons:

  • Instructions can be tricky to follow

6. Cedar Wide Cross-Legged Picnic Table with Backed Benches

The Cedar Wide Cross-Legged Picnic Table with Backed Benches by Creekvine Designs is a charming dining set made of rot-resistant western red cedar and comes in 5 different lengths. You can also choose to add a 2” umbrella hole if you plan to use this wood dining bench seating outdoors with a patio umbrella.

The dimensions of the entire solid wood set are listed below:

  • Table: 27" wide x 30" high
    • Comes in 4-foot, 5-foot, 6-foot, 8-foot, and 10-foot length options
    • The 4-foot table includes (2) 4-foot benches
    • The 5-foot table includes (2) 5-foot benches
    • The 6-foot table includes (2) 6-foot benches
    • The 8-foot table includes (4) 4-foot benches
    • The 10-foot table includes (4) 5-foot benches
  • Tabletop: 1.375" thick
  • Table Legs: 25" wide
  • Bench: 24" deep x 34" high
  • Bench Seating: 14" deep x 18" high
  • Bench Legs: 18" wide
  • Bench Back: 16.5" high
  • Supports: 3.5" thick

You can choose to have the set unfinished or stained, and each bench has a weight capacity of 675 pounds.

Pros:

  • 5 different lengths to choose from
  • Umbrella hole can be added
  • Cross-legged table design adds character to the set
  • Durable design
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors

Cons:

  • Benches will be doubled for longer tables instead of one long bench to match the table length

How to Choose the Best Dining Benches with Backs

Now that you know you need a dining set with backed benches, it’s time to understand how to choose the right one.

You can’t go wrong with any of the ones we’ve included on our list. These are the best of the best, and they have everything you’ll ever need in dining benches.

But what happens if you trail off of our list and find yourself on another part of our website where there are more dining benches with backs that we didn’t include here?

Well, that’s what this guide is for. We’re here to help you know what to look for when choosing the best dining benches with backs for entertaining.

Indoor or Outdoor Use

First, will you be doing your entertaining indoors or outdoors? This question is the most important because you will not want to purchase an indoor dining set with backed benches that you’ll keep outdoors all year long. Contrarily, you will want to choose indoor dining benches that will add to your room instead of making it look like a patio that has been moved indoors.

If you are entertaining outdoors, you should choose an option that is either outdoor only or indoor/outdoor. You should not choose an indoor-only option for your outdoor dining area. 

If you are entertaining indoors, you can choose either indoor or outdoor options; keep in mind that some outdoor options are designed intentionally to be used outdoors, so they may not give you an indoor feel as much as a true indoor option would.

Size

Another feature you need to consider when choosing the best dining benches with backs is their size. How many people will you be entertaining? How many people will want to choose a backed bench as opposed to a backless bench? What’s more, how much area do you have to work with to place the dining set with backed benches?

You should have an answer for each of these questions before you decide which dining benches with backs you want to choose.

Quantity of Benches with Backs

As you’ve seen on our list, some dining sets only come with one backed bench in the set, while others come with two or more. Ask yourself how many backed benches are important to you? Is it acceptable to have only one backed bench for your dining set, or do you prefer all benches to have backs? This will help you determine which dining set is the best for you.

Final Thoughts

Every dining set should have at least one bench with a back because it gives your guests the opportunity to sit back and relax without leaving the table to find somewhere more comfortable to sit. Even if you just add one dining bench with a back to your indoor or outdoor dining area, you’ll quickly notice that it will become the most popular seat in the room.



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