Pressure Treated Arbour 944 - Built In Storage

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Pressure Treated Arbour 944 - Built In Storage
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Picture 1 show the standard arbour (cushions not included). Picture 2 shows the optional green seat cushion. Picture 3 shows the optional cream seat cushion. Pictures 4 and 5 show a close up view of the storage bench and the inside of the storage compartment on an arbour with different side panels.


This classic Gothic style arbour is 4'9" wide x 2'2" deep (1440mm x 660mm) overall and seats up to two in comfort. The traditional construction features shiplap tongue and groove walls with pressure treated timber, a lifetime preservative. The standard design includes vertically boarded back and sides with decorative square pattern trellis to apex and a steep pitched timber slatted roof. The structure features a lift up comfortable seat with storage compartment inside making it perfect for storing garden essentials. This arbour will provide a comfortable place to sit and relax and will complement any garden. Showerproof cushions are available as an option in a choice of colours. This arbour is supplied as pre-assembled panels for easier self assembly. All fixings and instructions are included.

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  • Pressure treated throughout (lifetime preservative treatment)
  • Timber sizes are nominal i.e. before machining, unless described as finished size
  • Scandinavian redwood or whitewood
  • All timber used in the construction of this garden bench originates from sustainable forests in Northern Europe
  • Tongued and grooved shiplap cladding
  • Substantial ex 3"x2" posts (finished size 70mm x 45mm)
  • Apex slatted roof
  • 10mm thick overlapping roof boards
  • Bench with slatted seat and high three-slat angled back (seat slats finished size 70mm x 35mm)
  • Bench approximately 3'11" wide (1200mm)
  • Full boarded back and sides
  • Decorative square pattern trellis panel to apex
  • Smooth planed finish
  • Prefabricated pieces for simple assembly
  • Overall width approximately 4'9" (1440mm)
  • Overall depth approximately 2'2" (660mm)
  • Overall height approximately 7'4" (2230mm)

PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER: Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced deep into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently bonded to the cell structure of the wood at a molecular level. Tanalith E is a widely used water based version so pressure treated wood is often described as tanalised. Pressure treated wood is almost colourless except for a slight green tint caused by the copper content in the preservative. No further preservative treatment is ever needed. However, if you want a coloured finish you can paint over pressure treated or tanalised wood with normal wood preservative in any colour.

SCANDINAVIAN REDWOOD OR WHITEWOOD: The most widely used timber in the UK for years, Scandinavian Redwood and Whitewood grow in the well managed forests of Scandinavia and the coldest parts of Northern Europe. The cold climate ensures slow growth. The growth rings are much closer together than faster growing trees from warmer climates. As a result the timber is heavy and durable with a close grain pattern. The wood is seasoned and kiln dried to achieve the correct moisture content before it is machined. Redwood and Whitewood are so similar in appearance and performance that it is difficult to tell the difference. Both are classified as slightly durable and treatment is required for outside use. The forests of Scandinavia and Northern Europe have been responsibly managed on a sustainable basis for centuries so Scandinavian Redwood or Whitewood is an enviromentally friendly choice.

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