Cedar – is resistant to insects and rot because of its resins. This wood is lightweight, so you can move the furniture all the time when you need. If you want your bench to match the other furniture in the garden, cedar is easy to paint and stain. Normally, cedar needs cleaning and sealing every year, because the soft grain can become rough. After a time cedar becomes an elegant silvery gray color. Remember, that this tree is very soft, so dents and scratches will appear here easier than on harder ones. Also, cedar retains moisture, so it is resistant for cracking.