Oak, our primary wood, and Chestnut, which we have chosen for the Wisley Woodland Seat, are both naturally durable and impermeable. They are also greatly valued by craftsmen as being lovely to work, and, unlike tropical hardwoods, can be steam-bent, to give graceful, strong curves which contribute to comfort as well as to the aesthetics.
Gaze Burvill has developed a unique expertise in using these beautiful woods for a life outside, where it will adapt to the caprices of the climate, and gently silver with time. Because our Oak is quartersawn, the silvered grain of a weathered oak seat will catch the light in a most lovely way, to delight its owner for years to come.
We source excellent quality wood from established, sustainably managed forests, which we know will continue to nurture these fine trees for generations to come.