We offer four different types of
in our store. Each type of wood is unique in terms of its color, grain, and maintenance. Education is key when purchasing any furniture made of wood, especially if it's used outdoors. The quality of the wood and how it's assembled is equally important if you plan to use your furniture for many years.
A word about Teak...
- Gloster uses the finest grade of kiln dried teak and processes it at its own factory. Kiln drying enables Gloster to craft accurate, close fitting joints. All teak used is sourced from sustainable plantations in Indonesia.
- Contrary to popular belief, teak furniture does not require any special maintenance routine or any additional protection apart from occasional cleaning. Left to age naturally outside by being exposed to light, air and rain, teak will gradually change to a soft, silver-gray as the pigments in the surface layer of the wood slowly start to fade away.
A word about Ipé...
- Ipé is incredibly strong and dense, with very high wear durability. Weather has little to no negative effect on Ipé. A handsome chocolate-brown when new, the sun gracefully transforms Ipé to a mature, elegant silver patina.
- One fantastic example of the durability of these timbers are the Ipé posts and beams found in the original Jesuit missions in Chiquitania dating from the 18th century. After more than 200 years in service these structural members are still sound.
- Jensen Leisure's Ipé furniture is FSC Certified.
A word about Roble...
- Our furniture is made from Roble trees which are at least 100 years old before they are harvested. The large size of Roble trees allows for wide board and clear cuttings of 100% heartwood, the most durable part of the tree. Only the heartwood portion of the tree is structurally stable and naturally resists swelling and contraction caused during seasonal changes in outdoor environments. This is important for the mortise and tenon joinery used in outdoor furniture.
- Jensen Leisure's Roble furniture is FSC Certified.
Benefits of wood furniture:
- Wood can be allowed to weather or be kept with a 'fresh finish' look
- Our selection of wood furniture can last 40+ years
- Many designs that can't be accomplished with metal