Leviathan stands for – above all tradition. 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.
Leviathan offers a very comfortable and very durable range of benches. It is a medium to heavy bench and weighs between 26 and 44 kg. Also has the standard arms, in fact everything you would look for in a handmade traditional bench is here.
Simple design yet stylish. The Leviathan is 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.
Leviathan excels as a Memorial Bench being the choice of many local councils, church yards and discerning clients seeking a traditional bench that will stand up to the rigours of heavy use.
Seven models make up the Leviathan range, 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400 (with centre leg) 2000 curved bench and half and full tree seats. Available as with most of our products in Teak, Oak, Chestnut and Iroko, all being fully legal, sourced diligently and of course FSC certified.