Buddy Bench

Looking to add a Buddy Bench to your school courtyard? At Smith Steelworks, we design durable Buddy Benches that are available with custom laser cut name inscriptions, powder coating colors, and size options. Each bench is cut from a single sheet of metal that is bent into place. This process allows for fewer welds; creating a stronger, more durable bench.

Purpose Of The Buddy Bench

The Buddy Bench started out as a simple concept to help eliminate loneliness on the playground while creating new relationships. If a child is feeling alone all they need to do is sit on the bench. Other children will notice them and invite them to play. Schools across the U.S.A. have joined the movement to bring benches to their district.

To get started on your school’s bench, give us a call at (385) 225-4644.

  • 4′ Bench: 48″ x 27″ x 38″
  • 6′ Bench: 72″ x 27″ x 38″
  • 8′ Bench: 96″ x 27″ x 38″
  • Bench Sizes: 4′, 6′ and 8′ Buddy Bench size options.
  • Sturdy Design: Laser cut, welded, and powder coated for a long-lasting bench.
  • Weatherproof Protection: Each Buddy Bench is powder coated to protect against harsh weather conditions including: snow, rain, hail, and sun exposure.

“I recently ordered a ‘Buddy Bench’ from Russel at Smith Steelworks in memory of my dad. He was awesome to work with and kept me up to date during the whole process. Bench arrived and I am over the moon with joy on the finished product. The bench is very heavy and very well put together and will last a very long time. Would highly recommend Smith Steelworks!”

Buddy Bench Prices

The Buddy Bench is available in three bench styles.

Classic Bench

4′ Bench – $2,945

6′ Bench – $3,390

8′ Bench – $4,285

Classic Arch Bench

4′ Bench – $3,085

6′ Bench – $3,530

8′ Bench – $4,480


4′ Bench – $3,725

6′ Bench – $4,170

8′ Bench – $5,120

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Powder Coat Finish

Each bench undergoes sandblasting, priming, and powder coating, ensuring its durability against years of harsh weather and daily use on the playground. The powder coating provides resistance to corrosion, rust, chips, scuffs, and scratches.

  • Variety of color options including VIBRANT colors.
  • Color doesn’t fade overtime.
  • Tough enough to handle all four seasons.