thank you for the fine job your crew did – John K. Door County Wisconsin

Dear Dave,

I want to take the time to thank you for the fine job your crew did in taking out installing my pier.

They were very polite, considerate, and exceeded my expectations.

Please extend my thanks. You have a GREAT TEAM in them.

They will make you very successful.

John K. Door County

A Bench for my dock – Updated

A bench is a real must-have for any dock

A bench provides true enjoyment to your dock.  Remember those warm early evening or morning views you enjoy so much? What better way to enjoy the view than to sit on a bench at the end of the dock with your favorite beverage.

If you neglected to get one with your dock now is the time to do it.

Are there different types of benches?

Yes, there are two different ways to mount the bench as well as different styles from which to choose.

image of ShoreMaster On-Deck Bench

ShoreMaster On-Deck Bench

It consists of an aluminum frame and planks for the seats and backrest.  See the image to the right.

Wood planks are also available but not recommended due to the maintenance required on the wood.

The armrests and cup holders are optional.

The disadvantage of this type of bench is the fact that it takes up deck surface area. It is mounted on an “L” section along the side or end of the dock.  As a result, this cuts down on the walking area of the dock.  If people like to lay out on the “L” section, it can get a little more crowded.

Is there a different bench mounting available?

Yes, another mounting type is the off-deck version.  With this type of mounting it takes up no deck space.  The legs are secured to the outside of the dock frame.  The seat does not take up valuable space on the dock.

image of ShoireMaster Off-Deck Bench

ShoreMaster Off-Deck Bench

The bench comes with or without the armrest and cup holders.  You can mount the armrests later if desired.

Does the bench come in different colors?

The most popular style is the plastic plank. It comes in Tan or Neutral Gray to match the decking. Alternatively, it can provide a contrasting finish.

Once again, the armrests can be added later if desired.

The seat and back are very easy to clean and will not stain.  The plastic seat is comfortable to sit on. See the off-deck image above.

Where is Pier & Waterfront Solutions?

PWS is located at 7325 St. Hwy 42/57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay. Keep an eye out for the Idlewild Road intersection.

Our staff is ready to assist year round.

Call If you want to see an issue discussed on our site.

Contact Jerry at 920-493-4404 or email him at

QuickConnect Furniture & Benches


The QuickConnect accessory system from ShoreMaster is the feature product of the month. The QuickConnect accessory system takes the hassle out of customization.  It allows your dock system to evolve as your needs change. ShoreMaster Dock Furniture and Benches with the exclusive QuickConnect system make it easy to kick-back and relax on your dock..

Dock Furniture


  • Enjoy your waterfront more from the comfort of your dock.  ShoreMaster dock furniture is easy to add, remove, and adjust.  It makes for a beautiful look and relaxing atmosphere.  The furniture set comes with:
  • 2 chairs,
  • a table, and
  • an umbrella.

All of the accessories attach to the dock using the ShoreMaster QuickConnect brackets. The aluminum frames and fabric backs (and umbrella) mean your furniture is Maintenance Free.  Sit back, relax and enjoy your Summer!

Dock Bench


Add comfort and style to your dock with a dock bench.  The lakeview dock bench offers the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening of relaxation by the water.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your Summer!

The QuickConnect system means your bench can attach anywhere on the dock and be moved at a moment’s notice. You’ll never miss a beautiful sunrise or sunset again.


Found this article helpful?  Call Jerry at 920-493-4404 or Email for more information.  Also go to “NEWS” on any page of our website for a complete list of articles meant to keep you informed on the latest product information and maintenance issues.