Finlandia Builds Better Benches

There’s no comparison! Our benches have the greatest strength and durability and are made from the finest materials.


Fastening Ability: 1 3/8″ penetration for greatest strength and durability
Tendency to Cup: None
Water Retention: (Perspiration) Virtually none; narrower tops will not retain perspiration
Vertical Grain: Always
Air Circulation: Always
Advantages: Greater durability, better holding strength, neater look. No slivers.
Disadvantages: None for purchaser. Better materials may result in some higher costs for manufacturer.


Competitors 1x4 bench
Fastening Ability: Minimal; only 5/8″ penetration
Tendency to Cup: Moderate; elevates with flat grain
Water Retention: High; due to width of boards and tendency to cup
Vertical Grain: Occasional
Air Circulation: Less, due to width of boards
Advantages: All advantages are to the manufacturer. Cheaper to make, lower cost of materials, takes less time to manufacture!
Disadvantages: Questionable durability, will not support heavy weight, tends to sag with use, high tendency for flat grain boards to cup and splinter. Less air circulation.
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Finlandia benches are made of 2x2 material with a 2x4 face. Standard bench is 20” deep.

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