The Franklin Rocking Chair by Oxford Garden combines a truly proud historic look with modern styling touches. Each sturdily built chair reflects traditional English design and is crafted of beautiful, durable shorea wood, which is similar to teak wood. One of the most important benefits of this wood is that it is resistant to rot and bug damage. With little or no maintenance, your rocker will last many years outdoors. Left untreated, it will weather naturally to a warm shade of gray. Made for indoors, outdoors, or covered porch. Ships partially assembled.
With smooth lines of construction, the Franklin Rocking Chair by Oxford Garden is a beautifully classic addition to your backyard.
Shorea Wood: An Eco-Friendly Choice Like teak, it's 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.
Why Choose Oxford Garden? Exquisite pieces and impressive product assortment aside, there are several factors that set Oxford Garden apart from the competition. First, Oxford Garden starts with the best Shorea wood sources. This results in more beautiful, more durable furniture. The next thing that distinguishes them is their unrivaled craftsmanship. They take pride in meticulous construction of each product. In fact, Oxford Garden has a unique, multiple quality checkpoint system to be sure you're getting the best. Most of their products go through rigorous consumer safety tests, and before they package any product, they put it together themselves to ensure it assembles seamlessly for you. Thirdly, Oxford Garden believes furniture should be comfortable and attractive. They create ergonomic pieces designed to accommodate the contours of the human body. Finally, by using Shorea wood, Oxford Garden is able to bring you affordable luxury. Their superb craftsmanship ensures longevity for years of enjoyable use, while their incomparable designs are centered on comfort and beauty.
- Durable shorea wood is resistant to rot and bug damage
- Untreated wood will weather beautifully
- Dimensions: 27W x 32D x 44H inches
- Side table sold separately to purchase