The Presidential Bench
You may not be President (yet), but that doesn’t mean that you can’t own The Presidential Bench from Forever Redwood. This bench was first designed as a gift for the President of China, and made famous during a retreat chat between him and the President of the United States. The Presidential Bench truly lives up to its name. It’s strong, noble, made in America, and built to stand the harshest tests of time and weather.
This bench is only available in one size (5ft), but can be customized to include a comfortable seat cushion, stain/finish, and a personal engraving. We make The Presidential Bench with the best, beautiful California Redwood, harvested exclusively from restoration forestry practices. This bench is perfect for a university campus, library, business, or even the outdoor space at your home. Its beautiful overbuilt, heavy structure is matched only by its gorgeous exterior design.
- Designed initially as a gift to the President of China.
- It is available only in our very best reclaimed Old-Growth Redwood to honor the original design and intent of the bench.
- This replica bench is available only in the 5 ft dimension as shown.
- Use the See More Options button above to add a cushion or a custom stain/finish or your own personalized engraving.
- Ideal for home, park or business settings where beauty and longevity are important.
- Redwood outlasts teak or cedar and we use only the best weather resistant sealants to keep the beautiful surface colors looking great for years.
- Quick simple assembly. Ships in 7 parts with all stainless steel hardware included.
- Wooden benches handcrafted from Redwood.
Want The Presidential Bench for your own? Order online here, and have us get started on cutting, staining, and building yours ASAP. We send each order in just 7 pieces, which are easily assembled at home, with easy to put together pieces of solid redwood and stainless steel. Don’t hesitate to contact/call us if you have any special requests or general inquiries.
Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
The Presidential Bench Dimensions:
5" L x 25 7/8" D x 40 7/8" H. Seat is 17 ¾"D x 17 1/8"H. Armrests are 28"H at the highest point.
Would you like to add a personal engraved message to your furniture?
Select "Custom Engraving" under Advanced Options. The engraving size we normally use translates to about 14 characters per foot. The default color for lettering is black. If you prefer a different color, let us know. There will be a small charge for changing the font color.
We will center the engraving on the top board of the backrest or the front of the seat trim of a backless bench unless you specify elsewhere. Please let us know your instructions on placement and line break(s) – if not specified, they will be placed at the shop's discretion.
If you'd like a particular font style, please send a Word or PDF document with the font, spacing, and the exact wording and punctuation you’d like. We will trace your document directly onto the wood. Send it to [email protected].
If you are undecided on your engraving message, and would prefer to send it after you place your order, just let us know in the comment box so we know to expect it later. Due to limitations of the engraving tool (we cut ¼” wide and ¼” deep into the wood), we may not be able do certain fonts and will let you know if there is an issue.
MEMORIAL PLAQUE INLAY
If you plan a plaque for your bench, we can inlay it for you at no extra charge. We don't order or make plaques. Once your plaque is made, ship it to Forever Redwood at 33800 Annapolis Rd., Annapolis, CA 95412. A local engraver can assist you with the Plaque details. If you cannot find a local engraver, we recommend the following engraver:
Jay’s Engraving & Rubber Stamp Co. Attention: Ms. Janet Gossage 3185 Cleveland Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403 707 542 3873 www.jaysengraving.com
Be sure to let us know in the comments box that you will be sending a plaque for inlaying so we know to hold your bench until the plaque arrives. We will inlay your plaque in the center of the top backrest board, unless otherwise specified. If placed in this location, the plaque can be up to 3" H and any width you like. If there is no backrest (backless bench), we will place the plaque on the front trim piece of the seat unless you specify where you'd like the plaque placed.
A popular and less expensive way to place a long lasting message on a bench or other piece of furniture is to have us engrave the message directly onto the wood (see Custom Engraving for more information).
Assembly instructions for: The Presidential Bench
All you need is a ratchet wrench and a hammer.
Our furniture is fully assembled in our wood working shop to ensure your re-assembly is a snap. The Presidential Bench require only a ratchet wrench and a small hammer to tap in the bolts. They ship in less than 10 parts and take less than 20 minutes to re-assemble and begin enjoying them. All parts are clearly labeled and detailed step by step instructions are included. They can easily be re-assembled by one person. To download assembly instructions for any of our items, please go to: Assembly
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish