Boasting clean lines and a classic design, the Oxford Garden Shorea Wood Backless Bench is designed to add a bit of enchantment to any garden. Made of high-quality and durable shorea wood (a member of the teak family), the rails forming the seat are strong and will look great year after year. These rails are contoured for extreme comfort and attractive looks, and possess the proper spacing that lets water drain away, keeping warping to a minimum. Stain or treat as desired, or let it weather to a handsome, rustic silver patina. Available in your choice of size, the Oxford Garden Backless Garden Bench is a wonderful way to spend time outside.
- 2 ft.bench measures 23L x 18.75W x 17.25H in.
- 4 ft.bench measures 48.5L x 18.75W x 17.5H in.
- 5 ft.bench measures 59.25L x 18W x 17.25H in.
- 2 ft.bench weight capacity: 220 lbs.
- 4 ft.bench weight capacity: 440 lbs.
- 5 ft.bench weight capacity: 550 lbs.
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.