Patio Furniture FeaturesClick on photos to see larger versions | Also see Gazebo Features
Classic Cedar patio products are hand-crafted at their rural workshop in Metchosin, B.C.
Classic Cedar has built an international reputation for outstanding quality and value, featuring:
Certified sustainable, clear, kiln dried Western Redcedar
: Western Redcedar grows in abundance on the West Coast of British Columbia but this is no reason to not cherish it. At Classic Cedar we do all that we can to maximize the "value added" benefit of this valuable resource. We use the highest grade of certified sustainable Western Redcedar available. Whenever possible we utilize "industry shorts" that are quite often destined for the chipper. The tight grain and the kiln drying process ensure excellent wood stability and maximizes the natural protective oil content inherent in Western Redcedar.
Precision factory tolerances
: The use of modern equipment and highly trained craftsmen in our shop results in consistent and precise joinery and workmanship that meets the highest standards of quality.
Glued mortise & tenon joinery
: Mortise and tenon joinery is used extensively throughout our patio furniture and our garden structures. Although more expensive to produce it is a superior form of joinery to the more common butt and lap joints that are common in the industry. Mortise and tenon joinery dramatically increases the strength and longevity of Classic Cedar patio furniture line.
Counter sunk & cedar plugged screws
: One of the most common failures in outdoor patio furniture construction is the exposed screws. Over time, moisture works its way into the screw holes, rots out and the joint fails. This causes wobbly furniture and eventually complete furniture failure. To avoid this, we carefully countersink and cedar plug each exposed screw. This is more labour intensive but well worth the extra effort as it guarantees to significantly increase the stability and life of the patio furniture.
Careful wood selection for grain & colour
: Not only do we use the highest grade Western Redcedar available but we are very selective of how and where we use it. We carefully match grain and colour to maximise and highlight the beauty of the wood. This results in truly beautiful patio furniture that is not only designed to lasts but is also beautiful to look at.
Fine finish sanding
: All the Classic Cedar patio furniture and garden structures are finely sanded and ready for staining. This is a time consuming but critical step often avoided by competitors. The fine sanding eliminates "planer glaze" (surface fibre that is crushed when the wood is sent through the planer). "Planer glaze" prevents proper absorption of stain and must be sanded off for proper stain protection.
Superior design for maximum comfort & longevity
: The above design features contribute to Classic Cedar's patio furniture longevity. At Classic Cedar we also go to great effort to design our patio furniture for maximum comfort. By running our chair back rest slats horizontally instead of vertically gives us much greater control over lumbar support design. With good lumbar support, gently dipped seat, and properly sloped back, our chairs are truly designed to be used for hours at a time.
10 year structural integrity guarantee
: We are so confident in the quality of our cedar patio furniture and gazebos that we offer our customers the peace of mind with a 10 year structural integrity guarantee
. No other cedar outdoor furniture manufacturer that we know of will offer this kind of guarantee. The superior quality of Classic Cedar patio furniture allows us to confidently stand behind our products. We guarantee your Classic Cedar patio furniture and gazebos to be void of structural damage caused by normal use for 10 years from the purchase date. This guarantee is subject to the Classic Cedar patio furniture being purchased with the stained option and that the recommended maintenance top coats of Cetol 1 stain are applied.
Ivan Hoetzel and his Classic Cedar team use the highest quality Western Redcedar available to create beautiful, long-lasting patio products that will enhance the enjoyment of your outdoor living space for generations.
Also see Gazebo Features