With its classically beautiful style and proportion, the Oxford Garden Classic Shorea Wood Garden Bench will add charm to any garden, deck, or patio. It features a contoured seat and solid armrests, making it extremely comfortable for everyone. Oxford Garden is inspired by the English Garden; elegant, charming and comfortable. Oxford Garden's benches and chairs have been designed with deep seats and a relaxed fit. Handcrafted of Shorea Wood, this collection continues to be an extraordinary value and will endure the elements for years to come. Add on pieces from this collection at check-out. Shores will weather to a soft, warm gray if left untreated.
- 4-ft. bench measures 48.5L x 26.5W x 35H in.
- 5-ft. bench measures 60.5L x 26.5W x 35H in.
- 6-ft. bench measures 72L x 26.5W x 35H in.
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.