The Blog: January, 2014 Back to previous page
The phrase ‘machine made’ can mislead you into thinking the furniture is of poorer quality. However, in woodworking, ‘machine made’ refers to precision joinery made using industrial grade machines rather than the simpler machines used in home workshops. This creates precision cuts and fittings, allowing little to no tolerance for glue lines, keeping the structural integrity of the furniture uncompromised at the joints. This is especially useful for outdoor furniture, as timber moves more when exposed to the elements.
We are often asked: “why would anyone buy a backless bench?” The very fact that it’s backless certainly gives away its shortcomings; that is, that you can’t sit and lean back.
But year after year we keep selling more backless benches. Our customers have given the following reasons of why this is so:
Most of our customers live along the coastal areas of Sydney, where their outdoor areas are exposed to the sea water or saltwater mist. This makes choosing outdoor furniture a tricky business, as anything placed outside will either rot, warp, or corrode.