Wooden bench: know the advantages, disadvantages and examples

Do you like wood and want to use the material everywhere in your home? So you need to know the wooden benches. They are more common in Europe and the United States, but have been gaining a foothold in Brazilian projects for some time. Learn more about the wood bench:

Wood is one of the materials most used by humanity for millennia. It is tough, timeless, versatile and brings us closer to nature. Another characteristic of this material is the touch of comfort, warmth and rusticity that it confers to the environments.

And best of all is that it can be incorporated into any proposal of decoration, from the most classic, going through rustic to arrive at the most modern and contemporary models. This all depending on the type of wood and the finish given to it.

For kitchen and bathroom countertops the most recommended is to use solid wood of eucalyptus or teak which are more resistant. For dry counters or countertops it is also possible to use MDF or Formica, increasing the possibilities of colors and textures.

Check below the advantages and disadvantages of wooden benches:

Advantages of wood bench

  • One of the main advantages of using countertop wood is price. The material often outweighs that of marble, granite and industrialized stones, such as Silestone or Nanoglass;
  • The wood leaves the environments more welcoming and cozy;
  • The wood is very versatile and can be used in any room of the house, style or decoration proposal;
  • Solid, sturdy and sturdy material;

Disadvantages of wooden countertop

  • If it is not properly treated and waterproofed, the wood can suffer wear, since the material is sensitive to water, heat and moisture;
  • The texture of the wood can accumulate fungi and bacteria if not cleaned properly;
  • Since it is not very usual in Brazil, there are only a few carpenters who can carry out a kitchen or bathroom in wood, and in this case, you may have to carry out the project yourself;
  • Wood is the preferred material of insects such as termites and drills, to keep them away it is important to treat the wood with suitable pesticides

Care needed to keep the wooden bench always beautiful and functional

Unlike natural and industrialized stones that do not require much care, wood, in turn, is more demanding and needs some special attention. Take note:

  • Sharp and sharp objects can cause irreversible damage to the workbench, so it is advisable to take extra care when using these objects;
  • Maintain frequent maintenance or whenever the wood gives signs of stripping. Care includes sanding and application of marine varnish;
  • On the kitchen countertops attention should be paid to the hot pans. Do not place them directly on the countertop to avoid damaging the wood;
  • Use neutral and mild products to perform cleaning;

See 60 projects that include the wooden bench in your proposal

Check out now some projects that have bet on countertops and wooden counters. You will want in your home too:

Picture 1 - Simple wooden bench with support vats for the modern bathroom.

Picture 2 - White furniture enhances the tone of the wood of the two benches of this kitchen.

Picture 3 - Wooden bathroom bench completes the proposal of use of the material, also present in the wall, in the bathtub and in the floor.

Picture 4 - Wood can also be used on the wooden counter of American kitchens.

Picture 5 - Rustic wood contrasts with the other elements of more noble characteristic, like the marble of the tub and the decorative objects of glass and metal.

Picture 6 - The rustic and the classic share space in the decoration of this bathroom with wooden bench.

Image 7 - Keep sharp and pointed objects well away from the wooden bench.

Picture 8 - In this kitchen design, the wooden bench extends to the balcony forming an L.

Image 9 - Raw wood tone gently contrasted with the niches blue.

Picture 10 - Modern kitchen with wooden bench: the black cabinets, with straight lines and without handles, harmonize with the light tone of the wood.

Picture 11 - Strong and striking tone: this kitchen counter does not go unnoticed.

Picture 12 - Gray cabinets with clear wood bench; there is no style that does not match the wood.

Picture 13 - Modern and sober kitchen bet on the wooden counter to create a more welcoming environment.

Picture 14 - Counters, niches and tables: everything in wood, everything combining.

Picture 15 - Of modern and jovial style, this wooden balcony is based on a metal barrel.

Image 16 - Countertop for small meals made of wood; the brick helps to leave the environment more rustic and cozy.

Picture 17 - Dry wood bench can be made with MDF or Formica, already in the wet counters the ideal is to choose solid wood to guarantee the durability of the material.

Picture 18 - Solid wood countertop for the modern bathroom.

Picture 19 - Under the wooden bench, a minibar and a mini cellar.

Picture 20 - Take care of your wooden bench with neutral cleaning materials.

Picture 21 - Modern, retro and rustic: a mix of styles in the bathroom with wooden bench.

Image 22 - Gourmet balcony all planned in wood: from the cabinets to the balcony.

Picture 23 - Woody touch of the counter gives the touch of comfort to the environment that mixes shades of blue and white.

Picture 24 - Wooden chairs to match the wooden bench.

Picture 25 - Light tone of the wood of the balcony in harmony with the other soft colors of the rest of the environment.

Image 26 - Countertop areas that do not come in direct contact with water do not require as much maintenance.

Picture 27 - The rustic wood of this wooden bench has gained a touch of sophistication with the glass top.

Image 28 - Plants and wood are always a great combination.

Picture 29 - Wooden countertop for the coffee corner .

Picture 30 - Among the metallic elements, the wood brings the comfort and the necessary comfort.

Picture 31 - Wooden countertop to the living room.

Picture 32 - Instead of the bathroom cabinets, what about betting on just a solid wood counter and shelf?

Picture 33 - Metal structure serves as support for the wooden boards, forming the bench of this bathroom.

Image 34 - Want a modern and stylish environment? Bet on the mix between wood and shades of blue and gray.

Picture 35 - Unlike the previous image, this kitchen design bet on the warm colors in combination with the wooden countertop to create a warm and cozy atmosphere

Image 36 - Make the entire wooden counter, rather than using the material just for the top.

Picture 37 - The wood guarantees a touch of sophistication more for the room.

Picture 38 - Wall of burnt cement, black cabinets and crockery and a wooden bench to close the modern design of this bathroom.

Picture 39 - Made to measure, the wooden bench fits in any corner of your house.

Picture 40 - Wooden counter divides the room of the home office.

Image 41 - Wooden bench for the bar.

Picture 42 - Classic style cabinets, brick wall and wooden bench bringing rusticity and the lamps and chairs highlighting the modern: is it or is not it a kitchen for all tastes?

Image 43 - Is the proposal a clean and smooth environment? Bet on wood too.

Picture 44 - Discreet, the light wood bench of this bathroom was almost completely covered by the support tub.

Picture 45 - Too Modern? Put a cloth curtain on the wooden counter.

Picture 46 - The wood can not be left out of proposals of vintage decoration.

Image 47 - Wooden benches break the monotony of the white environment.

Image 48 - Wooden countertops look great when combined with niches and shelves of the same color.

Image 49 - Stone and wood in the balconies of the same project.

Picture 50 - The house of integrated environments counted on the help of the wood to create the demarcations of each space.

Picture 51 - White and wood: a combination of colors for refined and elegant proposals.

Picture 52 - How can one not surrender to the charm of this tree trunk rustically placed inside this room?

Picture 53 - Almost white, this wooden support desk brings beauty and functionality to the kitchen.

Picture 54 - Facing the mirror?! The impression you make is the same, but by looking more closely you may notice that the wooden counter extends to the other room.

Image 55 - The wooden floor marks the area occupied by the wooden bench.

Picture 56 - Perfect kitchen model for those who wish to be inspired by the rustic and retro style.

Image 57 - Light wood balcony with black top.

Image 58 - White kitchen with wooden bench is a classic in other countries.

Image 59 - Wooden balcony that extends to the ceiling.

Image 60 - Be aware of the exact measurements where the worktop should be cut: cooktop, tub and faucet.

Image 61 - When a tree trunk turns into a counter, the result is like that of the image.

Picture 62 - Rustic wooden counter for the integrated environment in modern style.

Image 63 - Wooden room Niches in combination with kitchen counter; the connection between the rooms made by the extension of the counter.

Picture 64 - Use and abuse the charm of wood to integrate environments.

Picture 65 - Wooden counter turned mini wine cellar; woody tone prevails throughout the kitchen.