Relax in the great outdoors as if it were your home living room with the Oxford Garden Siena Shorea Wood Reclining Chair Set. Constructed from durable shorea wood, a naturally weather-resilient wood, this handsome patio set is joined with rugged mortise and tenon joinery to ensure it will stand as an inviting outdoor setup for years to come. The multi-position, adjustable chair offers beautifully crafted armrests for ideal comfort. The companion ottoman meets the seat of the chair at an effortless angle at any reclining position. Keep your favorite beverage, book or magazine nearby with the classically styled slatted end table. If left untreated, Shorea wood will weather to a soft, warm gray over time.
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.