Wood benches can be as a simple as a couple of planks nailed together and then attached to simple legs attached to a metal stretcher. They can have backs or be backless with storage beneath the seat. Some have seats upholstered in faux leather or leather with nailheads and buttons.
Some benches with storage have open spaces for items, while others have doors or even drawers. Benches can also be made of the type of wood, such as teak or cedar, which can withstand outdoor conditions. Benches can be made to wrap around tree trunks and have classic designs, such as the Lutyens garden bench with its arched back or benches with elegantly curved arms and slat backs.