The Oxford Garden Classic Shorea Wood Chat Set - Seats 3 is a perfect excuse to spend your whole summer outdoors. Constructed from durable shorea wood, this handsome relaxation set is a tasteful blend of timeless style with the lively hue of natural wood. Hand-crafted from dense shorea wood, this alfresco chat set requires minimal maintenance as the wood ages naturally and beautifully over time. The comfortable ergonomic shape of the seat and sofa provide seating you'll lose track of time in. Keep your favorite beverages, books or magazines nearby with the slatted coffee table and end table. Choose from a variety of cushion colors for the set that best complements your home.
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.