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Rutherford Bench

Rutherford Bench

  • Model Number:
    RAL-6 (6 ft) RAL-5 (5 ft)

Designer Notes

Named after a good friend of the designer, the Rutherford bench is one of the original designs from when the company was first founded and still is one of our most celebrated. We wanted this version to take into consideration some of the feedback we received. The goal was to get the most optimal comfort for a specific demographic: our senior citizens. Many of the modifications were driven by this group’s needs and comments. The seat height was raised, the angle of the backrest adjusted, and the height of the armrest tweaked to make this bench extremely comfortable and user friendly. This was the first bench that employed an all-aluminum frame as opposed to steel, making it more affordable and rust-proof. The armrest and seatback have been designed to discourage our skateboarding friends from using them as a rail to grind. Ideally suited for many scenarios ranging from parks to playgrounds, the Rutherford truly shines as a dedication or memorial bench.

100% Recycled Plastic Lumber Colours *

Wishbone recycled plastic boards are non-toxic, ultra-durable and low maintenance.  They are easy to clean and can be renewed from UV Damage.  They are an excellent material for the demands of outdoor commercial furniture.

Unstained Natural Wood Alternatives *

For applications where wood is preferred, Wishbone has several options.  Stains specified by the cusomer can optionally be applied by Wishbone during manufacture.

Super Durable Standard Powder Coat Colours *

*Due to variations in the types of screen resolutions available, colors represented here may vary slightly from the actual colors. Please contact Wishbone if you would like to have actual samples.

Material Specifications

  • 100% Recycled Plastic Slats
  • Western Red Cedar
  • IPE Hardwood
  • Accoya Modified Pine

Customized Solutions

  • Custom Powder Coating
    (Setup Charges May Apply)
  • Gifting Program
    (Custom Inset Bronze Plaques)
  • LED Lighting built into the seat.
  • Center armrest
  • Custom Lengths from 4 ft to 8 ft
  • Skate blocks
  • Optional 30 “ Table Model #RT-30
  • INST-1 Stainless Steel Bolt-Down Kit 

Product Dimensions

Total Height: 34.5 inches / 88 cm
Total Depth: 25.5 inches / 65 cm
Seat Height: 17.5 inches / 45 cm
Seat Depth: 17 inches / 44 cm
Length: 72 inches / 183 cm
Weight: 135 lbs / 61.5 kg

Recycled Content

  • Recycled Content By Weight: 64%
  • 100% Recyclable