A traditional style bench that achieves harmony with its surroundings. The Oxford Garden Essex 83 in. Shorea Wood Curved Bench is designed with attention to scale and detail offering a range of sizes to accommodate an individual or group. The Essex bench is constructed with dimensionally larger lumber and is suitable for use in landscape designs and settings requiring a grander scale. Tucked into the corner of a garden or lawn, the curved bench will soon become a favorite destination to relax with the newspaper or your favorite beverage. Crafted to exacting standards from shorea wood for enduring quality, style and luxury. Some assembly is required. Will weather to a warm gray if left untreated.
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.