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Selecting the Best size Bench or Swing

If you have ever even briefly browsed the Web pages of, you know that we carry a huge assortment of beautiful benches and easy-swaying swings. Browsing our website, you will discover just the right material, style and size to suit practically any outdoor space, whether in your back yard, on your patio or porch, or by your pool.

Our benches and swings come in a variety of rugged materials that are attractive and stand up to the weather. Your material choices include durable, easy-care polyresin benches as well as naturally beautiful wood benches and swings and classic-looking wrought iron pieces.

For many, choosing the material is a matter of personal preference and taste. Although choosing the right size bench or swing is a more practical matter and boils down to simple math, it can stump many folks. Here are some suggestions for getting just the right size bench or swing to accommodate everyone comfortably, whether you are relaxing with friends or family or throwing a big bash.

At Outdoor Furniture Plus, you will find benches and swings in many sizes. You can count on the width ? that is, the distance from the front of the piece to its back ? to be just the right size for comfort. Manufacturers carefully calculate this measurement to fit a wide variety of body shapes and sizes. If the bench has a back, you can also be sure that its height will be just right for accommodating everyone, from the petite to the long-limbed.

It?s the length of the bench that raises questions for many. How long a bench should you get?

That all depends, of course, on how many people you expect to be sitting on your bench. Although calculations can vary depending on girth, here are a few general rules to guide you in your selection.

Generally, a bench or swing that is 40 inches to 52 inches long will comfortably seat two adults. So figure about 20 inches to 26 inches per adult when you are making your estimate. This will give you some leeway to account for the size of the family members or guests you typically seat. Of course, children will require less room than grown-ups. So if you are buying benches and swings that will be used primarily by kids, calculate accordingly.

Don?t forget as you decide on sizes that we also have many types of single swings and chairs available. Many of these perfectly match our bigger swings and benches and make perfect accompaniments for them. They offer friends and family a choice of seating and also help make a beautiful and attractive layout just about anywhere.

Of course, you will want to take other things into consideration when deciding how big a bench or swing to buy. What is the size of the space where you plan to put it? Are you mainly interested in providing seating space, or do you want a piece for aesthetic appeal or as a highlight to your garden, deck or other space?

Whether you want a place where people can sit, swing or relax or are looking for a visual ornament, you will find plenty of choices at Outdoor Furniture Plus. They are available in many sizes. Benches run from 2 feet to 8 feet and swings from 4 feet to 6 feet, so you will be sure to find exactly what you need, whether you need to seat a crowd or just a couple of friends. We carry a huge selection of benches and swings, such as our Three Birds Victoria Teak 4' Garden Swing and our Oxford Garden Essex 8' Shorea Bench. You will be able to find the perfect fit here.


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