A traditional-style bench, the Oxford Garden Essex Shorea Wood Park Bench will achieve harmony with its surroundings. Designed with attention to scale and detail, offering a range of sizes to accommodate an individual or group. The Essex benches are constructed with dimensionally larger lumber and are suitable for use in landscape designs and settings requiring a grander scale. Tucked into the corner of a garden or lawn, this bench will soon become a favored destination to relax with the newspaper or your favorite beverage.
The Essex Bench by Oxford Garden is crafted to exacting standards from shorea wood for enduring quality, style, and luxury. Since the bench arrives in its natural state, it can be painted or stained as desired. If left untreated the bench will fade to a warm gray. Some assembly is required.
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.