ÄPPLARÖ Bench with backrest, outdoor, brown stained

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

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This outdoor bench is just as great with an outdoor 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

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The curved back ensures that you sit comfortably.

You can make your bench more comfortable and personal by adding a pad 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.

Cushions are sold separately.

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

May be completed with KUDDARNA, HÅLLÖ, FRÖSÖN/DUVHOLMEN or JÄRPÖN/DUVHOLMEN chair cushion (20x20") 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.


K Hagberg/M Hagberg

Article Number802.085.29
  • Solid acacia wood, 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 re-staining it on a regular basis.

    Clean: Use a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean 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: 46 1/8 "

Depth: 25 5/8 "

Height: 31 1/2 "

Seat width: 45 1/4 "

Seat depth: 20 1/2 "

Seat height: 16 1/8 "

    Bench with backrest, outdoorArticle Number802.085.29

    Width: 30 "

    Height: 4 ½ "

    Length: 43 ¾ "

    Weight: 37 lb 8 oz

    Package(s): 1


Great little benchLuisI have limited space under my 10x10 gazebo and this bench fits the bill. Easy to assemble, great quality and a beautiful addition to my yard5
BenchBeckyGlad we purchased product5
Great benchBARBARAVery nice-looking bench, sturdy.5
Wooden benchDEBORAHIs the perfect bench for my breezeway. Assembly was super easy and fast.5
We like the versatility ofKIMWe like the versatility of this set. All the pieces come together for a beautiful dinning table or can be used separately for an outdoor conversation area.5
Nice benchKennethEasy to assemble, sturdy. Perfect for my patio...5
Applaro is AwesomeKristina M.Everything in this product line is very durable, and holds up well, even in the Florida humidity. We polish / clean once a month with Pledge Spray, and the color has remained in tact three years later. Highly recommend! It coordinates very nicely with the other chairs, tables, flooring, etc.5
My Daughter Loves It!LanaWe bought this for our daughter's apartment. We were looking for chairs from this collection but found this bench. It was solid, had a matching table and cushions, so we got it for her. It was easy to put together and fit perfectly along with the matching table on her balcony.5
Love this bench!KristyLove this bench!5
Äpplarö wooden bench reviewRonA pretty brown wooden bench with four legs for use on a solid patio or deck surface. (Note: We have painted three coats of polycryllic over it to further protect it from the rain.)5
Perfect SizeJacquelineLove the bench for my small front porch. Perfect size.5
It adds so much styleJillIt adds so much style to my garden at a very good price. Solidly built.5
Ver niceAndreinaCute little bench. Perfect for small spaces.5
Love it bought 2ThomasLove it bought 25
The perfect benchSORAYABought this bench for my parents front porch. Due to covid, when we visit we now have a place to sit outside.5
just what we were lookingdorajust what we were looking for!5
Looks way more expensive than it wasERINHave only had them under a semi covered patio for one season but they still look brand new! Have seen very similar sets for hundreds more so very happy (and I’m rather particular). So easy to put together my 10 yr old did most of it, and it was outside in abt 15 mins. Solid and look great!5
Perfect sizeNanas05Bought this for my front porch. Made well and super easy to put together! Threw a few pillows on it and it looks so pretty!5
Wonderful and looks greatJohndrellwolfEasy to assemble and looks amazing. Simple and not old looking. Fits perfectly in my yard.5
FlimsyCVSDKSGGreat looking, seemingly functional outdoor furniture, except that it broke in the second month of purchase/use when a person weighing 130 lbs sat on it! There is hardly any redress for it; unable to reach customer service (the recorded message said they are too busy to answer the call), and Ikea has disabled all e-mail communication except for order cancellation!1
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 for 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 color 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.

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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.