English & English Elite Bench
This is the highest quality wooden outdoor furniture in the world. Period. If you are the kind of person who demands only the best - then select from our large assortment of Kwila Wood pieces.
Not available in stores, these pieces are all hand made and imported from Australia combing old world beauty with the extremely durable properties only found in Kwila Wood. This furniture will last for DECADES outdoors, exposed to harsh winter and summer temperature extremes.
What to learn more ? Read on !
KWILA is a tropical hardwood which is found throughout Northern Australia, South East Asia, and the South Pacific region. These pieces are actually manufactured in Queensland, Australia. Kwila's stability and natural resistance to splitting gives the opportunity to provide furniture which can permanently remain outdoors in all types of harsh climates. The Australian Department of Primary Industries has given Kwila a "Rating One", which is the highest standard of suitability for timber outdoor furniture.
Where does the wood come from ?
Well, the supply source is from Indonesia and Malaysia. In accordance with the Forestry Institute of Malaysia and the Indonesian National Policy of Forestry Management, all timber is supplied under the guidelines of the International Tropical Timber Organization [ITTO]. All the suppliers in these countries comply with the Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests, as set down by the International Tropical Timber Council in Yokohama in December 1991.
These strict guidelines for harvesting requires sound management of selected forests that balances the needs of a renewable source of timber, economy, environment and ecology. These suppliers are committed to utilize and conserve their extensive national wealth in perpetuity for the benefit of present and future generations.
Why is this wood so good for outdoor furniture ?
For many generations Kwila has been used for boat building, flooring, decking, marine jetties, mine timber and staircases. It has only been in more recent times that Kwila has been used for furniture because the very hardness of the wood made it difficult to manufacture without special sophisticated machinery. The abundant natural oil in Kwila is the feature of this timber which makes it so durable in comparison to other timbers commonly used for outdoor furniture. It has minimal shrinkage and can withstand extremes of climate, even saltwater. Add to this high quality construction methods and stainless steel or brass fastenings and you have a finished product suitably designed for permanent outdoor situations.
Combine this great wood with these great designs and you can select the pieces you want to adorn your backyard patio or deck area. This stuff is truly beautiful and brings the concept of "outdoor furniture" to a whole new level !
Note: Shipping / Trucking charges are additional on this furniture. Due to the size and/or weight of this product, we will contact you by phone or email with the exact freight charges for your complete furniture order. Your order will not be processed and your credit card will not be charged anything until you approve the shipping charges.