Essex outdoor curved bench from Oxford Garden. Constructed using dimensionally larger lumber, the Essex 83 inch bench adds weight to any landscape. Corner braces add strength as well as enhancing overall design. Designed with commercial use in mind. Handcrafted of shorea hard wood using mortise and tenon joinery, this bench will last for years to come. Shorea wood is tropical hardwood comparable to teak which is very resistant to water, sun and outdoor elements.
Sales person says: Shorea wood has a high oil content which makes it very resistant to water and rotting. It is highly resistant to bug infestation, rain, wind, sun and snow. If left untreated it weathers naturally to a beautiful silver gray over period of 1 year. Natural wood color can be maintained longer with seasonal application of teak oil and protectors.