ÄPPLARÖ Bench with backrest, outdoor, brown stained

Price £ 80
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Cushions are sold separately. Use VÅRDA wood stain, outdoor use when re-staining the furniture, sold separately.

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This 2-seater garden bench is just as great with a garden dining table as on its own in the garden or on the patio. Perfectly matches outdoor tables in the ÄPPLARÖ series.

Article Number802.085.29

Product details

The curved back ensures that you sit comfortably.

You can make your bench more comfortable and personal by adding a cushion in a style you like.

For added durability and so you can enjoy the natural expression of the wood, the furniture has been pre-treated with several layers of semi-transparent wood stain.


K Hagberg/M Hagberg

  • Cushions are sold separately.

    Use VÅRDA wood stain, outdoor use when re-staining the furniture, sold separately.

    May be completed with KUDDARNA, HÅLLÖ, FRÖSÖN/DUVHOLMEN or JÄRPÖN/DUVHOLMEN chair cushion (50x50 cm) or YTTERÖN seat/back cushion.

    Only recommended for outdoor use.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Solid acacia, Acrylic stain

    The best way to extend the life of your wooden outdoor furniture is by cleaning it regularly, not leaving it outdoors unprotected more than necessary and to re-stain it on a regular basis.

    Clean: With a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean and dry cloth.

    Maintenance: To prevent the surface from drying out and cracking and moisture from penetrating into the wood we recommend you to re-stain the furniture on a regular basis, for example once or twice a year.

    Storing: If possible, store in a cool dry place indoors. If the furniture is stored outside, cover it with a waterproof cover. After a rain or snowfall, wipe off excess water or snow from flat surfaces. Allow air to circulate to avoid condensation.

  • This bench has been tested for home use and meets the requirements for durability and safety, set forth in the following standards: EN 581.
  • By using a renewable material like wood in this product, we avoid using fossil or finite materials.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.


Width: 117 cm

Depth: 65 cm

Height: 80 cm

Seat width: 115 cm

Seat depth: 52 cm

Seat height: 41 cm

  • ÄPPLARÖArticle Number802.085.29

    Width: 77 cm

    Height: 11 cm

    Length: 111 cm

    Weight: 17.00 kg

    Package(s): 1

Nice looking, well finished, quitemarilynNice looking, well finished, quite sturdy for price paid.5
high quality,my wife was impresedAnthonyhigh quality,my wife was impresed that I managed to assemble it.5
But cheap looking compared toSandraBut cheap looking compared to cost3
Very goodbebbothey are very easy to mount. Good material and shape5
Nice benchgempGood price, easy to put together, looks good and is nice to sit on.5
Perfect benchCarolWoodyLove our new little bench. It is really sturdy and sits 2 comfortably, 3 would be very cosy! Great value for money too. We have had the table from this range for nearly 5 years and it's still going strong so hopefully this will last as long.5
Applaro benchAnonymous reviewerEasy to assemble on my own. Nice seat height for a short person and comfortable for a wooden bench.4
Garden FurnitureHi JeannieThe garden furniture is great.5
Excellent quality benchAnonymous reviewerHigh quality bench at a very reasonable price. Very easy to assemble.5
Applaro garden benchlizi22Fairly comfortable garden bench, easy to construct and looks smart.5
Value for moneyMiss 50Delighted with my purchase, bought other items from this range to match, easy to assemble, look at instructions very carefully for last section before inserting the screws.5
ÄPPLARÖ BenchVery good, strong bench. Enough space for 2 adults.5
Just what I was looking for.Owlet49I was looking for a smallish bench in a simple modern design, and this fitted the bill. It was to go with a circular metal table which I'd recently bought, and I decided to paint the bench a slate colour to harmonise, easily done, and the result is excellent.5
Perfect outside benchEmStenThe bench has made a great addition to my garden5
Perfect garden benchJbdevonWanted more seating in our garden - this was a good price, easy to put together and looks great. Happy we bought it .5
good quality benchDutchman46Good quality bench, easy to assemble. bought it as part of 8 seater set. great for dining, less for relaxing.4
Just idealLockySo pleased with our bench. Great size. Nice and sturdy.5
lovely benchAli15lovely deep colour, roomy seat. easy to put together.fits perfectly in my garden5
Lovely bench!LauraplamerWe got this to go with the applaro table, was easy to assemble and looks great! You have to synchronise when getting up and down when you use this with a table but it looks neater than two chairs!5
Nice designRoogLooked at lots of alternatives but this one ticked the design box being contemporary. Robust enough for the price, time will tell how it lasts.4
ÄPPLARÖ Bench with backrest, outdoor, brown stained

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Today we’ve achieved the goal that all the wood which we use for our outdoor furniture comes from more sustainable sources, which means that it is certified or recycled wood. The transition has been a given for us at IKEA, but it has also been a challenge. Much of the wood used for our outdoor furniture comes from Southeast Asia, where it has been difficult to gain a good insight into the entire process from forest and sawmills to the factory. But through close cooperation with suppliers and local authorities, we’ve achieved the result, says Ulf Johansson, who works with wood supply and forestry. "More sustainable forestry requires perseverance and long-term thinking, since profits are not achieved quickly, and many of our growers are small companies with limited resources. But we have been able to support them in this process both financially and in terms of knowledge-sharing", says Ulf.

Tough demands on life outdoors

Outdoor furniture must be durable, and throughout history, teak, which is a very hard wood, has been a popular choice of material. But the availability of teak produced in a more sustainable way is far too small, so to achieve our goal, we started looking for alternative wood types. Ove Lindén is an engineer and was working for IKEA in Malaysia when he discovered acacia's positive qualities in the early 2000s. "At the time it was not used to furniture, but was grown mainly for the paper industry. But when we saw people also made fence posts from acacia, we supposed it was resistant to rotting and durable ‒ and would also suit outdoor furniture. In addition, it has a beautiful colour tone, just like teak", says Ove, and explains how acacia, which grows mainly in Malaysia and Vietnam, is grown on plantations where IKEA can have a good overview of the entire necessary production chain.

A type of wood to trust

Today, we use acacia for, among other things, ÄPPLARÖ, one of our most long-living outdoor furniture series. Over the years, new items have been added, and today ÄPPLARÖ is found in outdoor environments throughout the world. Ove Lindén has a theory of why it has become so long-lived. "It's a timeless and neutral series that suits many surroundings. In addition, over the years we’ve been able to streamline production and thereby keep the price down." The discovery of acacia has made us curious about finding more wood species from sustainable forestry. The journey continues towards higher quality and increased durability ‒ for you who use the furniture, yet also for people and the environment throughout the world where our furniture is manufactured.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.


Lovable durable acacia

Acacia is a naturally durable and sturdy hardwood for outdoor use because of the high density of its wood fibers. For maximum protection it’s pre-treated with wood stain. By re-staining now and then you can enjoy it for many years.