This bench is unique and each one is made to commission.
The Wisley is a stunning sculptural bench made for a show at RHS Wisley in 2016.
All outdoor benches are constructed in either sweet chestnut or oak. Both these timbers are extremely durable and will give many, many years of good-looking service. The benches are oiled with a high quality, environmentally safe wood oil which contains natural UV protection, meaning our benches will age very gracefully.
We hand split the small diameter “coppiced” trees and then shave them to bring out their gentle natural curves. Whilst many of our processes are rooted in technology that would have been familiar to the Vikings, we also use machines and techniques relevant to 21st century living. This is not a nostalgic harking back to a bygone age, we simply love the texture and look of furniture which has been made this way. There is no shortcut to this. All our components are carefully seasoned before being assembled into furniture, so you don’t have to worry about things warping or splitting.
You can contact us to let us know the dimensions you require, or leave a note at the basket when placing your order.
** The price shown does not include delivery. An additional delivery charge will be calculated once dimensions are confirmed.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.