Ever hear of Monet Garden Bench?
There's an outdoor bench I've been meaning to get for a while. I saw it in Gardener's Supply catalogue a couple of years ago, and then it made the front cover of the Fall 2005 Garden, Deck and Landscape, (one of those Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications). Now that I'm seriously looking at it, I see that the Gardener's Supply version is a little more cheaply made than another one sold by Ewins. At GS, it's $350, and made of "kapur." The arms are a little boxy and the back is a bit too straight looking.
Ewins has them online for $629 made out of real teak. The arms are nicer - more curved - and the back is a bit rolled.
Anyone know anything about either of these benches? Ever seen the Ewins one? Ever hear of "kapur?" Ever deal with either of these companies?