FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is Robinia ?
Robinia commonly called acacia is also known as black locust. This fast growing tree makes a very handsome furniture material, shows excellent hardness, and is extremely resistant to decay. Robinia is a first resistance class wood along with the most valuable European timbers. These qualities make it extremely versatile for outdoor furniture.
What is so special about the materials that HASTE GARDEN uses?
All the wood used in the manufacture of our furniture is sourced from Europe. The features are a straight grain structure, the absence of knots, splits or cracks and an even overall colour.
What's so special about the way HASTE GARDEN makes its furniture?
HASTE GARDEN attention to detail is second to none. The easiest way to describe our attitude to design and finish is indoor production and quality standards combined with outdoor engineering and durability. All furniture is sanded with extra fine grades of sandpaper to achieve a silky-smooth finish and we finish the underside of our furniture (i.e. the side that is never seen) to the same high standard as the top.
How easy is HASTE GARDEN furniture to assemble?
Most pieces of furniture are supplied either fully assembled or flat-packed in sub-assemblies to minimize the amount of final assembly required. All flat-packed items come complete with a pack of fittings and detailed, multi-lingual assembly instructions. Due to thoughtful design and the accuracy of our construction no glue is required when assembling the products, only the dowels and/or bolts supplied in the fittings pack. In most cases, a single person with only a minimum of tools can assemble the furniture within a few minutes.
Can my furniture be kept outside all year round?
Yes, Robinia Furniture can be kept outside all 12 months of the year. Of course, furniture left outside all year will get more dirty than furniture that is just used in the summer, but the long-term performance and durability of the furniture is exactly the same. In order for the furniture to sustain its original appearance, it is advisable to keep it in a shady area or place a protective furniture cover over it. If you want to store your furniture over the winter, we advise that you do so in a garden shed, garage or outhouse. Do not move the furniture from the garden straight into a heated indoor room for storage, as the sharp differences in temperature and humidity may cause the wood to split.
How much maintenance will my furniture require?
Robinia does not require any special maintenance routine apart from occasional cleaning. If left to age naturally outside by being exposed to light, air and rain, then the surface of the wood will gradually change to a soft, silver-grey as the pigments in the surface layer of the wood start to fade away. We recommend that you simply allow your furniture to weather naturally this way and maintain the silver patina with regular, gentle cleaning with soft-soap flakes dissolved in warm water (not detergent). However, if a regular cleaning regime is neglected, furniture can become badly weathered (grey-black in colour) or extremely dirty, in which case we offer a cleaner and brighter designed to help restore the surface colour of the wood. In order to maintain original condition of furniture for as long as possible it is advised to place it under a roof or to use suitable furniture covers.
Why does HASTE GARDEN offer such a large range of products?
HASTE GARDEN is committed to offering the consumer choice and has built up a diverse range of products to cater for all outdoor furniture requirements. Also, HASTE GARDEN operates in all major markets worldwide and different markets have very different tastes and requirements for outdoor furniture.
For any questions you may have that are not answered above, please contact us.