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Portland Mattress Makers
(207) 772-2276
283 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Longfellow Antiques and Used Furniture
(207) 878-6886
106 Forest Park
Portland, ME
 
Upscale Consignment Furniture
(207) 774-2900
150 Riverside St
Portland, ME
 
Casco Bay Refinishing
(207) 874-1989
273 Presumpscot St
Portland, ME
 
Furniture Restoration Guild
(207) 878-6730
68 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
Services
Furniture Repair, Furniture Restoration

Emery Window Shade
(207) 772-4824
377 Saint John St
Portland, ME
 
Hub Furniture
(207) 773-1789
291 Fore Street
Portland, ME
Membership Organizations
HomeFurnishings.com - Certified Retailer

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Portland Furniture Co
(207) 774-4351
46 Presumpscot St
Portland, ME
 
Furniture Factory
(207) 878-5202
250 Read St
Portland, ME
 
D & M Distributors
(207) 772-4796
273 Presumpscot St Ste 1
Portland, ME
 
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Benches

Attractive and practical bench styles

Though they're often overlooked, benches provide functional beauty perfect for any design scheme. In fact, benches can quickly add style to your home, fit into any decor, and add storage and convenience in hard-to-decorate areas.

Types of Benches Found in the Home

Benches are too often thought of as plain, with nothing more than a flat top on four spindly legs. The available types demonstrate how versatile this item has been throughout the centuries.

Popular types of benches include:

  • Teak benches. Popular in recent years for their durability as outside furniture, the rich, dark wood of a teak bench can make any poolside more elegant.
  • Upholstered benches. Commonly used in bedroom or dressing room interior decorating, an upholstered bench can be the pick-me-up a room needs. Bench cushions are easy to fit into the decor of almost any room.
  • Storage benches. In a small apartment or townhouse, the issue of storage space can become a huge problem. An upholstered or wooden storage bench solves this problem while also providing extra seating for guests.
  • Piano benches. While its role is defined, a piano bench doesn't need to be boring. Carved legs and an ornate top add a personal touch.
  • Antique benches. Some bench styles used in past centuries are making a comeback, like the hall bench, gossip bench and deacon bench. The hall bench is a tall-backed, narrow bench that generally has a storage area under the seat. A deacon bench is a longer, high-backed bench that can come with more ornate carving. A gossip bench combines a seat with a table and drawer next to it, making it the perfect choice for a telephone area.

Smart Shopping for Benches of All Shapes and Sizes

After you've decided on a style of bench, finding a high-quality bench should be your priority. Checking carefully before you buy will save you a lot of pain later on. Here are some tips:

  • Look at how the legs are joined to the top. If the ...

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