Chicago Garden Bench
The bench that launched a thousand shipments. This original design by Charles Shackleton at the request of the Chicago Botanic Garden in 1987 was our very first order and led to the creation of the Charles Shackleton Furniture you know and love.
Inspired by the gears of the industrial heritage of Chicago as well as a quest for true comfort in a garden furniture, this bench has graced the CBG and hundreds of smaller gardens for the past three decades.
Hand-turned details on arm and lower cross-piece
If unoiled, teak wood will weather to an attractive silver-gray color
Five Foot: 60” L x 21" D x 36" H
Six Foot: 72” L x 21" D x 36" H
Each piece of our furniture is handmade by one of our exceptional craftspeople in the traditional manner from beginning to end. From rough milling, to shaping with hand tools, to the waxing of the finished piece, each maker coordinates mind, body, and tools to create classic designs with unmistakable character -- heirlooms to last for generations.