The 1.8 metre Huguenot Swing Bench is the standard swing bench option with an A-frame supporting structure and is pictured above. However, the Huguenot Swing bench can be made to the size of your choice. The swing-style can also be added to any of our Benchmark garden benches. The bench can also be made to a depth of 90cm and is then a daybed size and can be fitted with a comfortable mattress in your fabric of choice. Contact us directly if you are looking for a custom built bench.
Like our other pieces from Benchmark, the Huguenot Swing Bench is made from solid iroko timber which is perfectly suited for the outdoors. Also known as African teak, iroko is a dense and durable timber that ranges in colour from yellow to light brown, and darkens to a rich grey-brown as the wood ages. Like teak, the wood has a high natural oil content, which makes it highly suitable for full outdoor use without any form of further treatment required. If exposed to the elements the wood weathers over time to a pleasing silver-grey tone.
Oiling is entirely optional and we use a top-quality Danish oil by ProNature as our standard finish, which produces a soft matt sheen and a lightly ‘washed’ appearance to the timber. The oil also acts as a sealing agent, protecting the timber from grease stains. Oil sample colours are available to view at our showroom.