Dining benches are a modern and social form of seating around a dining table. Our Oak dining range will blend nicely with our natural Oak dining tables. These items are only available from Just Good Furniture.
Dining benches offer a modern, social and fresh way of sitting at the dining table. They often feature in homes where there are children in the family or a larger number of people. Today they can be located in the kitchen, diner, breakfast room or in the dining room in the home.
Having been used for many centuries in grander stately homes, benches featured heavily in the banqueting hall of castles to be used by visiting guests and dignitaries at celebrations. They were also often seen in the kitchens of older manor houses when used by servants.
In more recent times, they regained popularity and can be used in the modern home as an alternative to the dining chair
or to the stool.
The bench is usually the same length as the dining table and is a functional piece of furniture to sit on when eating meals. Most benches are made from sturdy woods such as solid Oak, Pine or Birch. Woods are the most frequently used material as they are a robust substance and will stand the test of time as your family changes and grows. Depending on the size of the bench, most examples found in the family home would accommodate between 2 to 4 adults. However larger wooden benches can be found which will seat a greater number of people when sitting at a banqueting table or a medieval style table.
Many benches have a simple design with clean lines, whilst others can be elaborate and have carvings or other feature decorations.
Dining Benches and their uses
The bench is ideal for casual dining in a kitchen, diner or breakfast room. It is ideal when eating a leisurely breakfast, a snack with the family or a casual lunch.
It can also be placed in a more formal dining room setting to be used in a matching set with a coordinating dining table and chairs.
It can also be used by children and adults to sit on when seated at the table to paint, draw, to complete jigsaw puzzles or to play board games.
Dining Benches at Just Good Furniture
At Just Good Furniture (JGF) we have an attractive Oak dining bench available to purchase at a very competitive price. This has a solid Oak frame and is the perfect accompaniment to our Oak dining table. The coordinating range also features matching Oak upholstered dining chairs to create an overall contemporary look. The functional bench has a natural oiled finish which gives it a superior and modern look.
The benches are very simple to assemble and as they are robust and well made, can accommodate several adults comfortably.