While, at first glance, Canterbury might look like a simple teak garden bench, on closer inspection you’ll find that it’s full of details that make it a more stylish – and comfortable – design. Details like the gentle wave in the backrest’s slats, which means it moulds naturally to your own back for a more supportive sit.
Design & engineering
Why we love teak
Teak is our timber of choice for the garden. This hardwood is an excellent material for life in the great outdoors because it has naturally-occurring oils in its fibres which act as a preservative. We also add our own IsoGuard treatment, which is a linseed oil formula that brings added protection against the elements. Over time, teak will naturally take on an attractive silvered patina, although reapplying IsoGuard will help reverse that if you’d prefer.
The bench cushion
All our garden furniture cushions are made from natural-coloured, weather-resistant fabric, so you needn’t bring them inside if there’s a quick summer shower. They’re not completely weatherproof, though, so don’t leave them out all year long or in pouring rain. They’re filled with foam, which is soft but keeps its shape well, and the covers are removable, so they’re easy to clean.
You’ll notice small details that give Canterbury a finer shape, like the arch of the armrest and the curved edge at the top of the front legs. We use traditional joinery techniques, so you’ll see discreet dowel joints rather than screws.
Free delivery for all orders over £100 (or €100 in Ireland).
For orders under £100 (or €150 in Ireland), it’s £6.95 (or €19 in Ireland).
If your order is available now for UK mainland delivery, we’ll deliver it within 3-5 days for accessories and lighting and 7 days for furniture. Otherwise, it’ll arrive in the estimated time frame stated above and at checkout.
Furniture orders to mainland UK or Northern Ireland will arrive via our white glove service. We’ll unbox and position your items, assemble anything that’s needed and take away the packaging for recycling.
If you’re ordering outside mainland UK or Northern Ireland, items will be sent through our international delivery partners.