All of the hardwood timbers used are from ecologically sound resources and fall under FSC, PEFC or 'Verified Progress' certification. The remaining off cuts are used to heat the workshop and the shavings are composted. The Oxford Planters range includes a variety of contemporary and traditional designs. The range includes styles that will compliment any location or landscape.
Every wooden planter in the Oxford Planters collection is produced with consideration for the environment. Materials are sourced from certified resources, including European oak certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), or under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) schemes
We use European oak, sustainable hardwoods and Accoya™ to create the above range of planters. As standard, planters from our natural wood range will be supplied untreated on the outside. The internal walls of each planter will be painted with a thick rubberized paint sealant. Alternatively we offer a triple-coat paint option comprising one layers of primer with two coats of topcoat in your desired colour.
In some circumstances wood, particular oak release natural tannins (also found in tea, wine and other fruits). This is not a permanent condition. If the planters or furniture are sited on stone surfaces this may cause a little discolouration. Tannin is water-soluble and the stain will fade naturally in time. However, it can be removed by pressure washing or by using a mild bleach patio cleaner such as Oxalic Acid, which we are able to provide.
As oak and hardwoods weather and age the products will turn silver grey and there will be natural movement, which is one of the beautiful characteristics especially with oak. This is not detrimental to the durability of the product. However, to slow down this process and the release of tannins we recommend using Osmo UV Protection Oil Extra in a satin matt clear finish - we are able to supply this product. The product is based on natural vegetable oils with a preservative; is micro-porous, moisture regulating and should reduce swelling and shrinking. Natural oils penetrate deeply into the wood, keeping it elastic and healthy. Please click here for planting instructions