Cleopatra as elegant as the lady herself. We create all our furniture using age old techniques, mortice and tenon joints, glued and then screwed. All the screws all covered by matching dowels. We ensure the correct screws for the particular timbers, for example teak actually preserves the screws, whereas the natural acids in oak will destroy the traditional iron ones. So when creating oak furniture we only use high quality stainless steel screws. As a result a stunning armchair offering style, comfort, created in a way that will last for many years. Hand made in Great Britain by our master craftsmen. Who love wood and above all care for and respect our environment. We all have to nurture the planets dwindling natural resources.
Cleopatra offers a very comfortable and very durable range of benches. The range is medium to heavy and weighs between 27 and 46 kg. Cleopatra features the very wide 127 mm arms with underside consorts for additional strength. Everything you would look for in a handmade traditional bench is here.
Simple design yet very stylish. The Cleopatra benches are available in all our standard hardwoods. Teak is the very finest timber for outdoor furniture being stable and extremely durable, unlike oak which at times can be unstable, warp and split on occasions.
For those of you who prefer a more rustic appearance Oak, a traditional timber used in Britain for centuries is often preferred as it has the appeal of an old home grown timber. Our supplies when we can obtain them are British. However these days most oak is sourced from France, Italy, Germany and Croatia.
Iroko is an African hardwood durable, heavy and dense timber very similar to Teak but lacking the natural oils and minerals. Favoured by local councils for the large chunky park benches and massive picnic tables we use Iroko for our Gladiator and Hadrian sets also our Olympic and Endeavour picnic tables.
British Sweet Chestnut (usually air dried) is sourced from this country and like all our timbers ethically sourced, managed and virtually all FSC Certified. Sweet Chestnut again offers a rustic appeal, you will see this timber used for sheep and horse fencing, thatched roof pegs and gates.
As with all our handmade furniture remember we can create virtually anything you might have seen or have an eye to designing something for your own garden making your furniture totally unique.
Cleopatra is absolutely perfect for those who love nothing more than to sit and relax and watch the world go by. Identical in size and dimensions to our Leviathan range the only difference being the arms. Five sizes are available, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100 and a large 2400 with our standard centre leg.
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