A wrought iron bench is a fine addition to any garden. Outdoor and garden benches need to be more weather resistant as they are generally going to be spending most of their time outdoors. An iron bench is resistant against rain and snow because it is made of metal and it is also resistant against the sun. There are considerations to be taken into account, such as protecting your with glazing or enamel that will prevent rust from damaging it. Additionally, you may want to keep your iron bench out of the sun if you have painted it, as the paint may crack and peel.
But generally, a bench is going to be a piece of furniture that lasts you years and years. You can use it in your garden parties, barbecues, by the pool, on a terrace or patio and in many other locations.
Good spots for a wrought iron bench
There are a number of good locations where you can put your new bench. Of course, if you have a large garden table (potentially even a wrought iron table), then you can put the bench next to it. This is a good place, because your family or guests will be able to sit and eat at the same time.
Other good spots for a bench made of iron are overlooking part of the garden, such as by a wall, on a terrace, on a patio or on a balcony. You can lean with your back against the wall and look over the rest of the garden, or if your bench is facing the street, then you might like to be the type of person who looks over the traffic.
Another great spot for a bench is of course a more quiet and intimate one, such as at the bottom of a garden in a gazebo, or even under a grove of trees in the shade.
Where to get wrought iron benches
These are commonly available from many hardware stores, home improvement stores and furniture stores around the country. You should first look on the Internet to find a store located near you. You can order online and have the bench you need delivered straight to your door or you can go in yourself and look at some of the models to pick exactly the one you want.
On the other hand, you may not be so lucky in finding the wrought iron bench that you absolutely want in a common furniture shop, although it is still a good place to start. What you should be asking around for is a shop that works with a foundry or a blacksmith directly. These crafters exist in small towns and villages and they can make a variety of wrought iron goods for your garden and house. They generally work all year round but they do have a long backlog of goods to create so you might want to go as soon as you can to get yours designed.