Best wooden garden furniture: modern and classic styles to suit every space

Enduringly stylish and comfortable, the best wooden garden furniture is a top choice for gardens of all sizes and styles

Wooden garden furniture showing a Cuckooland garden table set
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The best wooden garden furniture is a fab find. Wood’s a versatile material for garden furniture – it can be used for pieces that look rustic or modern, and works for dining sets, tables, seats, benches and oh-so relaxing loungers. Whatever the design and proportions of your garden, furniture made from wood can fit right in.

Wood’s also a functional material for the garden. It won’t overheat on hot days, and given the right care will last for many a year.

The best wooden garden furniture will tick the boxes for looks and usability and we’ve tracked down the top picks for you. Ready to browse? Scroll on down for our selection, or for more options in rattan, metal and more, see our best garden furniture guide.

Best wooden garden furniture 2020

Habitat Alden garden Dining table

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1. Habitat Alden Dining Table

Best for alfresco dining: suits modern and traditional spaces

Specifications
Material: Acacia wood
Size: H75 x W200 x D90cm
Care: Store in wet weather
Reasons to buy
+Elegant mid-century style+Seats 6 to 8+Ages beautifully
Reasons to avoid
-Can’t leave uncovered in prolonged wet weather

If you want a dining table for the whole family or a group of friends, the Habitat Alden Dining Table is perfectly sized and makes a handsome centrepiece, too.

Seats six to eight

You won’t be cramped when you’re gathering everyone round for outdoor dining at this table. It can be teamed with a matching bench in wood or, if you’d prefer to create a mix of materials, opt for the metal chairs in the same range.

Sophisticated choice

Made from acacia, this table is solid wood with a planked, slatted top. It will start off life in this warm tone but weather to an attractive silvery grey, which we think is a rather appealing feature.

Heal's Tanso Teak Garden Bench

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2. Heal’s Tanso Teak Garden Bench by Case

Best for contemporary style: a great way to give your outside space a modern look

Specifications
Material: Teak wood
Size: H80.5 x W116 x D55.3cm
Care: Clean with soapy water
Reasons to buy
+Attractive and stylish piece+Wind and weather resistant+Made for comfort
Reasons to avoid
-Higher-priced option

The Heal’s Tanso Teak Garden Bench by Case is a design that’s attractive to look at as well as comfortable to sit on and will stand up to the weather outside.

Grade A teak

Teak is naturally weather resistant thanks to its oils and ideal for garden furniture. You can choose to leave it untreated and let it weather to a silvery grey finish or use a furniture oil regularly, which can preserve – or even intensify – the natural colour.

In the details

Made with the same attention as piece of furniture for your interior, the bench has a curved backrest to make taking a seat comfortable.

Kettler RHS wooden bistro set

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3. Kettler RHS Rosemoor 2-seat Garden Bistro Table and Directors Chairs Set

Best for a country look: a classic set that's the perfect fit for a patio

Specifications
Material: Powder-coated eucalyptus wood
Size: Table: H74 x Dia.70cm; Chair: H85 x W56 x D48cm
Care: Wash with warm, soapy water
Reasons to buy
+Pretty sage green finish+Folds for storage+Ideal for small patios
Reasons to avoid
-You might want more wood on show

The John Lewis Kettler RHS Rosemoor 2-seat Garden Bistro Table and Directors Chairs Set would suit any cottage-style garden and it’s made with FSC certified wood.

Breakfast time

Perfect for a breakfast in the sun, taking five with a morning coffee, or for a light lunch or evening meal, this set will blend into its garden setting because of its powder coating in sage – which also adds a layer of protection to the wood.

Practical solution

Eucalyptus is a durable wood that’s moisture resistant and hard. This timber is FSC certified, too. The chairs are finished with shower-resistant polyester and the director’s chair design gives support.

Cuckooland garden table set

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4. Cuckooland Verdi Wooden Dining Set

Best for long lunches: relax alfresco on this comfy dining set

Specifications
Material: Eucalyptus wood
Size: Table: H75 x W95 x D95cm; Chair: H85 x W62 x D60cm
Care: Not specified
Reasons to buy
+Comes with seat cushions+Great for intimate get-togethers+FSC certified wood
Reasons to avoid
-If your patio is a narrow rectangle as it has a large, square footprint

You can linger over long outdoor meals if you opt for the Cuckooland Verdi Wooden Dining Set. The chairs come with cushions and arms.

Relaxed conversation

We love the square shape of this table which allows all four diners to talk to each other easily. It’s a design that’s best for bigger outdoor spaces, though, as a narrow patio wouldn’t allow room to push the chairs back.

Easy mix

The set’s made from FSC certified eucalyptus wood, which is a durable and weatherproof choice for the garden. This set combines a green and wood finish for an on-trend look. 

Plant Theatre 2-Seater Hardwood Garden Sofa

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5. Amazon Plant Theatre 2-Seater Hardwood Garden Sofa

Best for taking the living room outside: stylish sofa can be teamed with matching armchairs

Specifications
Material: Acacia wood
Size: H77.2 x W129 x D54cm
Care: Apply teak oil regularly
Reasons to buy
+Stained and oiled finish+Can be mixed and matched with a low table and armchairs (not included)
Reasons to avoid
-Needs some assembly

Want to swap the living room sofa for one outside when you’re relaxing this summer? The Amazon Plant Theatre 2-Seater Hardwood Garden Sofa is a good looker that seats two.

Open view

If your garden’s small, this could be a fabulous garden sofa option. It won’t block the views through the space with its slatted design, and because you can see underneath, but it’s a soft seat with cushion included.

Indoor outdoor

Team with armchairs and a coffee table in the same range to bring all you need from a living room to the garden for the summer.

Denia Wooden 4 seater Dining set with Standard chairs

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6. B&Q Denia Wooden 4 Seater Dining Set with Standard Chairs

Best for gardens short on storage: table and chairs can be folded when not in use

Specifications
Material: Acacia wood
Size: Table: H75 x W90 x D90cm; Chair: H87 x W53 x D53cm
Care: Not specified
Reasons to buy
+Foldable+Classic look
Reasons to avoid
-Some diners will get the table legs

If storage space is at a premium in your garden, you’ll like the B&Q Denia Wooden 4 Seater Dining Set with Standard Chairs because you can fold it away neatly when you’ve finished with it.

Four chairs

There are only two chairs in the photo, but you’ll get the table plus four chairs if you go for this acacia wood set. Both table and chairs fold flat when you want to put them away, and the chairs have integrated handles so they’re easy to carry.

Lasting looks

The design of this set is classic so it will fit into any style of garden and won’t go out of date.

How to choose wooden garden furniture

Wooden garden furniture is a hugely popular option and no wonder. It complements its surroundings, it’s cool to sit on, and it can create both traditional and contemporary looks.

Timber options

Teak is a top quality timber for garden furniture because it’s strong and durable. It’s resistant to both the weather and pests and shouldn’t warp, or rot. It needs very little care, and will look attractive as it ages.

Eucalyptus is also a good quality timber that has similar qualities to teak, but pieces made from it will likely cost you less than those in teak.

Acacia wood is also durable and strong and makes attractive furniture. 

Storage and moving

Look out for folding designs or a table with legs that can be removed if you’re short on shed or garage space to stash wooden furniture in winter.

Cushions

You may want cushions as an extra layer of softness for dining chairs, sofas and garden benches in wood. They’re included with some designs which will make your budget go further.

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