Why Buy in Winter?

It may seem a peculiar time to be thinking about garden furniture, but we actually think the contrary. Winter is  the perfect time to buy your Sitting Spiritually Garden Swing Seat and here’s why….

When you first take delivery of your commission, be it constructed in oak or cedar, one of the first things we tell our customers is:

Tannic Acid is one of the main reasons why Oak and Cedar is so durable and it can produce certain side effects in the early days.  For example, black patches, often around the plugs, may appear and these are of no concern, they are a natural part of the process and they will disperse.  When it rains the tannic acid will leach out a little at first and can stain on a light coloured surface so a piece of old carpet or cardboard placed underneath will absorb this and after a few downpours this can be removed. After a few months the seat will gradually turn silver and many prefer this. In the early days, there will be water staining. The sun, wind and rain,the latter two being so prolific in Winter, will dissipate this and then as we head into Spring the UV Light will start to take its turn in the process.

 So this whole weathering in process will take place throughout the Winter months, and by the time you get to Spring, your commission will have turned the most stunning, mellow, silver colour ready for you to enjoy throughout the coming, hopefully glorious, months.

So commission us during the Winter months, and your garden furniture will work its natural process in the garden for you, in time for Spring & Summer.

The Sitting Spiritually Garden is open throughout the Winter months, if you would like to visit, please just call first to check someone is there: 01297 443084

If you would like to contribute a blog, please contact Siobhan at siobhan@sittingspiritually.co.uk

Posted by Siobhan on December 30th 2019


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