You live in Southern California. And you love it here, right? After all, what’s not to love about our moderate climate, sun-filled days, sea-kissed breezes and magnificent ocean views? But there’s a downside to all this beauty: outdoor furniture can take a real beating. That’s why you need the highest-quality, most resilient and durable pieces you can find. Look no further than Jensen Leisure outdoor furniture for seating, dining sets and accessories.
Designs and Styles from Jensen Leisure
Jensen Leisure crafts solidly built outdoor furniture designed with an eye for quality detail. Their timeless designs are equally at home in traditional as well as contemporary outdoor living spaces.
Each piece’s frame is fashioned from beautiful hardwood. The cushions are all custom-made to perfectly enhance each frame. Choose from tons of options in regard to color, pattern and texture – all utilizing the extremely durable Sunbrella™ fabric specifically made to withstand sun, rain and sea spray.
What’s So Special about Ipe Wood?
One of the more popular collections from Jensen Leisure available at Hauser’s Patio is the Ipe Collection, which is characterized by the use of Ipe wood in each chair, sofa, rocker or table frame.
You may not have heard of this exotic hardwood. This wood is harvested mainly from South America and sometimes referred to as “Brazilian Walnut.” Ipe is a better choice than teak, in terms of eco-friendliness.
Jensen uses only 100 percent, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified Ipe wood, which ensures that it is sustainably forested.
Why Jensen Leisure Uses Ipe Wood
But what makes Ipe wood so perfect for outdoor furnishings is its density – up to five times as dense as other hardwoods and three times denser than cedar. It is resistant to rot and fungi, which often plague furniture that is left out in our humid coastal landscape. And because it is so heavy, strong winds are unlikely to topple these pieces. Another bonus? Ipe wood is resistant to flames; in fact, its fire rating matches that of steel and concrete.
Those same qualities mean that outdoor furniture crafted by Jensen Leisure from Ipe wood can be expected to last a good 25 years or more with little to no degradation of quality.
Ipe wood is imbued with a rich color which ages to a soft, silvery patina over time. You can easily retain that earthy hue simply by applying a clear finish annually.
The Opal Collection from Jensen Leisure Outdoor Furniture
The Opal Collection from Jensen Leisure outdoor furniture is one that features Ipe hardwood. This collection was designed by Dick Bjork, who took his inspiration from the Hancock Building. This iconic building graces the tall skyline of Chicago.
Bjork incorporated clean lines and a style reminiscent of Craftsman to create dining and seating pieces that are sure to blend magnificently with nearly any San Diego luxury outdoor living space. He added slats of Ipe in a transitional design, which conserves the smaller pieces of timber.
In this collection, you will find both high and counter-height stools and chairs, occasional tables, dining tables and bistro chairs. Its conversational groupings include lounge chairs, swivel rockers, sofas and loveseats – all of which incorporate ultra-comfy, deep cushions.
For luxury outdoor furniture that is built to last and crafted of the most durable hardwood available on the market today, Jensen Leisure’s Opal collection and other pieces crafted from Ipe wood are the best choice for our carefree Southern California style.