Outdoor Furniture

Traditional Storage Benches

Traditional Storage Benches

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Price from: $650.00 to $3,559.00

A convenient way to add storage space, the Traditional Storage Bench stores toys, pool accessories or just about anything you want to get out of the weather.

  • Our Redwood storage benches are doubly functionaland singularly attractive. Some customers even use their bench as a coffee table or toy box.
  • Select the size you want and you can further personalize it within More Options by adding a special parquet design option, ventilation holes, pistons, cushion options, feet, or casters.
  • Standard seat is a single flap that opens front to back. To keep the weight down and also add versatility for the larger storage boxes, we offer 3 split seat options: double flap (either front-to-back or side-to-side) or a triple flap (front-to-back) just select in More Options
  • Tongue and groove construction, stainless hardware and the finest woods make these benches beautiful, functional and durable.
  • Easy to assemble ships in less than 10 parts.

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DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS

The interior dimensions of the boxes are roughly 2 inches less than the external dimensions. We say "roughly" because the walls are 7/8" thick, but there is also 1 3/4" thick framing on the corners. So, inside, due to the thickness of the walls, you lose 1 3/4" internally. But, on the corners where the framing is you lose 1 3/4" also. The height is 2" less internally for all sizes.

If one of our standard sizes is just a bit too small to hold your cushions, but you don't want to move up to the next highest size, just order the standard sized boxes and in the comment section let us know you need an extra inch or three in height or width or length or any combination thereof. We'll make the custom size changes of a couple inches for no extra charge.

 

Storage Length (L)

Storage Height (H) 

Storage Wide (W)
24" to 84" 17" to 30" 20" to 30"

 

 

 


ADVANCED OPTIONS

PARQUET OPTION

If you would like a special look for your storage bench, check out our Parquet option. This is our "Rolls Royce" version storage bench and is available for a small additional charge. The walls are 1 3/4" solid wood. Like every other storage bench, it can be ordered with or without ventilation holes and with the split top too, if you so desire.


VENTILATION HOLES

The internal bottom of the storage bench is elevated one inch off the ground and has one inch diameter holes in the base of the box for ventilation. We also include a few 1/4-inch diameter holes just beneath the top lip on the back side wall to allow for cross ventilation. The vent holes don't allow water to get into the box. Or, you can choose your storage bench without ventilation holes at checkout. Our storage benches are made with tongue and groove construction and they are very close to being 100% watertight. But, we prefer to be safe and we recommend you include a piece of plastic at the top of anything you have inside the box so if a few drops of water do get in, they'll just sit on the plastic and nothing gets wet.


SINGLE OR SPLIT SEAT

Our standard seat is a single flap that opens front-to-back. Also available for no additional charge are 3 split seat options: double flap (front-to-back), double-flap (side-to-side), and triple flap (front-to-back). Split seats are a good idea for the larger boxes for added versatility and to keep the seat weight reasonable (we tend to overbuild things) See photos to the right for the difference between a single and a split seat. (L-R: standard single seat, split seat with double flap side-to-side.) We can also make compartments in the box to line up with the double and triple split seat options for a small additional charge. Just let us know


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WITH OR WITHOUT FEET

You can also add feet for no additional charge. See image at right. This will elevate the walls 3/4" off the ground and the internal bottom of the storage bench will then be 1 3/4" off the ground. Its a good idea to add feet if you'd like to be able to clean or hose off the area underneath the bench.


CASTERS

We offer super-strong casters to add mobility to your box. Casters are rated to handle 320 pounds each and they lock in place! An installed set of 4 Casters is $79. They are available in Advanced Options. (Benches 96" and longer require a set of 6 casters to accommodate the extra weight.) The casters are 4 1/4" tall. But, we also add a 1 3/4" thick extra support base for them. So, the total height of the box is increased by 6". When ordering casters, your box will be built with the "no stands or feet" option like in the photos above. The casters are installed near the 4 corners.

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We are often asked if we can partially hide the casters. We can add a 2 1/2" tall trim to cover approximately half the caster height. (Any more than that makes it difficult to lock and unlock the casters). If you choose to add casters and would like to add the trim also, please let us know. There is a small additional charge depending on the box size.

24-Inch Square Heavy Duty Vertical Slat Planter with Casters and Trim

CUSTOM CUSHIONS

If you'd like a cushion for your chairs, please indicate this in the Advanced Options section. Standard cushions come in forest green however you also have the option to visit Sunbrella Central to choose from the hundreds of outdoor fabrics they have for your cushion.

5446 Canvas Forest Green 5446-0000 5-Foot Massive Garden Bench with Custom Cushion - Redwood Ruth Armchairs with Custom Cushions - Mature Redwood and Surf Side Table
Forest Green Cushion Color Massive Garden Bench with Cushion Ruth Armchairs with Cushions

If you want a cushion in a color other than forest green, just select Custom color cushion in Advanced Options and note the Sunbrella fabric's name and number you'd like in the comments box. Most Sunbrella fabrics are under $25/yard and are included in the cushion price. If you prefer a premium fabric over $25/yard, just write the name in the comments box. The cost over $25/yard will be manually added to your order total.

Sunbrella fabric is made to sit out in the sun and not fade. It's machine washable. Each cushion has a zipper so you can remove the foam and wash the fabric.


CUSTOM ENGRAVING

Would you like to add a personal engraved message to your furniture?

Select "Custom Engraving" under Advanced Options. The engraving size we normally use translates to about 14 characters per foot. The default color for lettering is black. If you prefer a different color, let us know. There will be a small charge for changing the font color.

We will center the engraving on the top board of the backrest or the front of the seat trim of a backless bench unless you specify elsewhere. Please let us know your instructions on placement and line break(s) – if not specified, they will be placed at the shop's discretion.

If you'd like a particular font style, please send a Word or PDF document with the font, spacing, and the exact wording and punctuation you’d like. We will trace your document directly onto the wood. Send it to [email protected].

If you are undecided on your engraving message, and would prefer to send it after you place your order, just let us know in the comment box so we know to expect it later. Due to limitations of the engraving tool (we cut ¼” wide and ¼” deep into the wood), we may not be able do certain fonts and will let you know if there is an issue.


MEMORIAL PLAQUE INLAY

If you plan a plaque for your bench, we can inlay it for you at no extra charge. We don't order or make plaques. Once your plaque is made, ship it to Forever Redwood at 33800 Annapolis Rd., Annapolis, CA 95412. A local engraver can assist you with the Plaque details. If you cannot find a local engraver, we recommend the following engraver:

Jay’s Engraving & Rubber Stamp Co. Attention: Ms. Janet Gossage 3185 Cleveland Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403 707 542 3873 www.jaysengraving.com

Be sure to let us know in the comments box that you will be sending a plaque for inlaying so we know to hold your bench until the plaque arrives. We will inlay your plaque in the center of the top backrest board, unless otherwise specified. If placed in this location, the plaque can be up to 3" H and any width you like. If there is no backrest (backless bench), we will place the plaque on the front trim piece of the seat unless you specify where you'd like the plaque placed.

A popular and less expensive way to place a long lasting message on a bench or other piece of furniture is to have us engrave the message directly onto the wood (see Custom Engraving for more information).


FINISH OPTIONS

All our furniture ships finely sanded to 220 grit for a smooth to the touch finish.

The most popular finish is our Transparent Premium Sealant. This sealant leaves your furniture looking natural and helps keep the beautiful wood surface colors from fading for several years. We use Sikkens brand finishes because they are the best finishes on the market.

Transparent Premium Sealant - Recommended for Outdoors:

Below are the 5 grades of wood we offer with the Transparent Premium Sealant applied. The color tones shown are close representations of the color your furniture will look like. There is no extra charge for the Transparent Premium Sealant:


Redwood
(15 yr Warranty)

Mature
Redwood
(20 yr Warranty)

Old Growth
Redwood
(30 yr Warranty)

Mosaic Eco-
Wood
(10 yr Warranty)

Douglas Fir
(10 yr Warranty)

We also offer the Transparent Premium Sealant with the following stains added. There is a small charge for adding these stains:

Stains with Premium Sealant (Coffee and Cherry):


COFFEE STAIN


CHERRY STAIN

Unfinished:
If you are applying your own stain or want the surface color to fade to a "weathered look" in a few months.

Off-White Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a light color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for one final coat.

Gray Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a darker color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for the final coat.

Wax Finish - Recommended for Indoors:
If your furniture is for indoors, we recommend the Wax finish. Your furniture will ship with 2 coats of Howard's Feed 'N Wax. Without maintenance the finish becomes a beautiful patina. With minimal care, the finish gets richer and more beautiful year after year.

Custom Stain:
If you need a specific stain
, let us know.

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Assembly Instructions for: Traditional Storage Benches

Assembly

All you need is a ratchet wrench and a hammer.

Our furniture is preassembled in our wood working shop to ensure reassembly is a snap. The Storage Benches require only a ratchet wrench and a small hammer to tap in the bolts. They ship in less than 10 parts and take less than 30 minutes to re-assemble and begin enjoying them. All parts are clearly labeled and detailed step by step instructions are included. They can easily be re-assembled by one person. To download assembly instructions for any of our items, please go to: Assembly

Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.

Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.

Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).

Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish

The secret to outdoor longevity begins and ends with the wood.  We use generous amounts of the most decay resistant wood available. We encourage our customers to compare photos of our items side by side with any competing product. Thickness counts. Furniture that is thin and light simply won't last in the year round weather.

To keep your furniture beautiful, we use only stainless steel hardware and the highest quality stains and sealants. We use only the Sikkens brand of sealants.  

Our primary customer has always been the homeowner that appreciates spending a bit more for quality that will last decades.

Our products are installed with organizations that appreciate longevity like the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. military installations, State and City parks, golf clubs and hotels

We are favored by many landscape architects and contractors because they can count on exceptional quality and quick personal service to complete projects.  

We build each item by hand. This insures your set is finely finished and carefully inspected. Old-fashioned hand building also allows us to adjust the size or design of any item to fit your needs.

Because we are a forestry company, we can offer 5 exceptional wood grades to choose from our carefully managed forests with warranties of up to 30 years against decay in any weather. Click for more about our 5 wood grades

Wood decay is warrantied up to 30 years depending on the wood grade.  No other outdoor furniture manufacturer has warranties like this.  The key is the excellent quality of our wood and the extra-thick timber designs of all our pieces. 

Wood Grades and Decay Warranty:

  • Douglas-fir: 10 years
  • Mosaic Eco-Wood: 10 years
  • Redwood: 15 years
  • Mature Redwood:  20 years
  • Old-Growth Redwood: 30 years

Forever Redwood stands behind its products. We are committed to quickly resolving any issues that might occur.  For more information please see our Warranty page.

We offer 4 Shipping Options in the U.S.:

Priority Shipping (ships in 2 to 3 weeks)

Standard Shipping (ships in 4 to 6 weeks)

Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. (ships in 8 to 10 weeks)

Wait & Save Shipping (ships in 12 to 14 weeks) - Free Shipping plus save 10% on your order.

Yes, you can have free shipping plus save 10% off your order! We carefully hand build each Forever Redwood item. When you choose a longer shipout date, you give us more time to build. This lowers our cost and we pass the savings to you. If you choose the Wait & Save Shipping option and prefer we ship out a specific date (up to 6 months in advance), just enter the date in the Comment Box at Checkout. If no note is included, we'll ship in 3 months.

Orders ship from San Diego, CA. Add 3 to 6 business days transit time (depending on location).

We ship to any country. Canada orders ship in 6 weeks. To see Canadian shipping costs, just add item to cart.

For orders outside the U.S. or Canada, just enter your country in the shipping information section at checkout or in the shopping cart to see your freight cost. We ship outside the U.S. or Canada in 6 weeks. For all international shipments, the shipping companies handle any customs paperwork and then contact you to arrange delivery.

Assembly Service Available in California: Just add a note in the comment box at checkout that you'd like "Hand-Delivery & Assembly". We'll email a quote. Minimum $95 assembly charge. 

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