The Oxford Garden Shorea Wood English Planter offers an elegant way to create a beautiful focal point for your home or garden. A well-designed and functional choice for indoor and outdoor container gardening, this handsome shorea planter showcases your blooms and plants to their best advantage. Crafted from durable shorea, well-known for its natural resistance to decay and insects, this planter will provide you years of use. Its slatted bottom panel allows excess water to drain and also lets you set down your potted plants. If you prefer, you can plant directly into the spacious interior of this traditional planter. Place an order for the handsome Oxford English Planter today. Note that if shorea wood is left untreated it will age to a warm gray patina over time.
Shorea Wood: An Eco-Friendly Choice
Like teak, its more expensive counterpart, Shorea is a high-quality hardwood praised not only for its looks, but also for its longevity and resistance to decay. Shorea is hard and dense, like teak. In fact, it possesses an even tighter wood grain, making it heavier, denser, and harder than teak, and both woods are extremely resistant to decay. Shorea wood contains a comparatively high oil content, which not only enhances its defenses against the ravages of time and changing climate, but also against destructive insect infestations. So if teak and Shorea are so similar, why does teak cost up to twice as much? Shorea's lower cost can be attributed to its abundance compared to teak's rarity.
This abundance of supply is also what makes Shorea a green choice. Shorea wood is carefully regulated. Only mature trees can be legally harvested. This ensures a steady supply of Shorea wood, while also protecting irreplaceable forests. Because Oxford Garden obtains their Shorea wood from superior sources, minimal processing is required to bring out the wood's stunning color and grains. This means less chemicals used. Oxford Garden's factories use recycled wood to fuel production kilns. They take steps to conserve natural resources and the result is a smaller carbon footprint.