In 1987, Charles Shackleton designed this bench specifically for the Chicago Botanical Gardens. The botanical garden needed a bench of the English garden bench tradition but distinctive in appearance, comfortable, durable, and handmade in America. Charles devoted a lot of careful thought into the bench and created a design of aesthetic and structural excellence. The botanic garden has since ordered more than 150 of the benches to display throughout their gardens.
Traditional pinned mortice and tenon joinery
Available only in oiled teak
Exceptional resistance to extreme outdoor conditions
Available without oil upon request. If unoiled, the teak wood will weather to an attractive silver-gray color
Hand-turned details on arm and lower cross-piece
Available with carved inscription, price available on request
Dimensions: 3' - 6'
Price: Starting at $3,700Contact ShackletonThomas about this piece...