The Oxford Garden Shorea Wood 19 in. English Planter - Set of 2 offers maximum space for planting all of your garden favorites. Ideal for use together as a set or apart, these elegant planters create a beautiful focal point wherever you place them, and can be used indoors or out.
Crafted from durable shorea wood, well-known for its natural resistance to decay and insects, these planters will provide you with years of use. Their slatted bottom panels allow excess water to drain with ease. Set potted plants inside, or plant directly into the body of the planter itself. Each measures 19L x 19W x 19H inches.
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.