Happy Customer

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I received my Hampton 4ft bench last night 23/06/20 and would just like to say how thrilled I am with this product.  It is a lovely size and beautiful quality.  I will now be able to spend many happy hours sitting to watch my pets in comfort and not on the grass!  Many thanks to you all and may I also say Thank-you for the good communication and to the brilliant, smiling, cheerful delivery driver from Yodel.I will be recommending your company to all of my family and friends for future use.
Emma Allen.  one very happy customer.

Wooden Garden Furniture Pressure Treated Mould

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When you receive a new piece of wood garden furniture, a planter or bench for example, if it has been pressure treated or tanilised it is very common to see mould on arrival. Sometimes just a few white marks, sometimes a lot more and black mould spores can been seen which is not very attractive at all. The good news is, the pressure treatment is workinng!

The wood will sweet for a while and this can cause mould, especially if it has been wrapped for transit or in the dark for a while.

It is nothing at all to worry about and extremely common. Ideally just wash off with soap and water and leave outside to dry. The sun will dry it and stop it moulding, usually between 2 and 3 weeks of being outside. Each time the mould reappears in this time just wipe it down.

Have a look at the link below for further assistance:-

Combining traditional techniques with expert know-how and modern manufacturing methods, Woodshaw products are distinguishably high in quality.

All of our products are FSC® certified, responsibly and sustainably sourced. Our commitment to quality is matched by our commitment to provide the best experience for our customers. We’re proud of the market reputation we’ve inherited – providing comfortable, durable furniture at great value, all supported by an unparalleled
level of customer service.




There are two types of knots likely to occur in our products – live knots and dead knots. A live knot is usually light in colour and generally will never fall out or affect the product strength and durability. However, a dead knot, usually darker in colour, will in some cases fall out leaving a hole and occasionally sharp edges. This may have an effect on the strength of the product and so in this case we would ask that you take photographs and email them to us.


Timber is a natural material susceptible to
changes in the atmosphere such as fluctuating
temperatures and varying levels of humidity
which cause it to expand and contract. This
may lead to splits and cracks appearing in
the timber, or it may even warp. However, none of these occurrences should cause concern as they will not affect the strength or longevity of the product. If you’re concerned and you can easily fit a £2 coin into the split, please take photographs of the defect and email it to us. We will analyse and replace the part if necessary.


We take care in the production, packing and
storing of our products though occasionally
mold can grow on components usually where
there is limited airflow. However, mould growth
does not affect the strength and durability of
the product and only grows on the surface. It’s
not harmful and can easily be wiped off with a wet cloth, brush or be pressure washed. Once the product has been assembled and is out in the open air the mould will not return.


Resin pockets can be present in our timber products and as a result leakages can occur. However, this will not affect the strength and longevity of the product in any way. In the event of any leakages, we suggest cleaning the affected area with mild soapy water and if the resin has completely dried we would advise lightly sanding and re-coating the product with a suitable preservative.

We recommend using Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain for a natural look or Ronseal Garden Paint to add colour to your garden. We advise you to let your Woodshaw product weather for 3 months before it will need treating. Top Tip: Sand the product lightly with a fine grade sandpaper then wipe down with white spirit.

Wooden Garden Planter

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Hi Ian,
I wanted to drop you a message and thank you for your amazing customer service. We didn’t know a anything about your company but found it from a search on amazon for planters and I looked you up. (I always prefer to go direct) 
From the moment I ordered the communication was good about the planters but you topped it off by replying to me late in the evening on the day of my email to you about the damage to one of them even when you had obviously had such a busy day.
We received the new planter yesterday a few days after we spoke which was an amazing surprise and I want to say thank you. Even in these uncertain times you have been outstanding and I will 100% use you again and will be recommending you to others in the future.
Thank you again, stay safe.

Rustic Alcove Seat

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Hello Ian,
Thanks for your email regarding delivery of my order. As a director of a small business myself, I am impressed that you have personally dealt with this small purchase and kept me fully informed of progress along the way. Small touches like this go along way towards repeat orders.

As for the goods, no apologies are necessary as they arrived promptly this morning. Compared to other online suppliers recently (Amazon, Boots, M&S, etc) your carriers are to be congratulated in delivering the goods when promised, even in these difficult times!
I have opened the boxes and am impressed by the sturdy quality and design of the items. Good to see a British company that can provide properly made items delivered on time, in contrast to the cheaper, but inferior Chinese made goods that come from half a world away, together with a dose of Covid-19! 

Thanks again for your excellent service.

Brian Tomlinson

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Sorry this is belated but I would definitely give your service a 5 star rating.

I ordered the bench and it arrived the day after (earlier than expected)

Good quality garden furniture at a reasonable price.

Think it was back in Sept/Oct when I ordered the bench-delivered to WN7 5HY.

Please feel free to post my comments

Nicola D. Skitt – nicolaskitt1@virginmedia.com

Simply Wood Feedback

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Good Morning

Thank you for your e-mail. Our Anchor Fast Exmouth BBQ shelter was delivered safely on Tuesday. We haven’t had a chance to put it together yet, but are looking forward to seeing it once built.

We would like to thank you for such an efficient service. I was concerned I wouldn’t be there to accept delivery due to working hours, but following a couple of phone calls, it was delivered before I left. My husband, in his wisdom had decided to book half a day and they arrived at the same time.

We will certainly recommend your company to family and friends and can’t wait for the chance to light the BBQ, (whatever the weather)

Many Thanks

Judith & John McCann

Customer Feedback Simply Wood Feb 2018

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Planters efficiently delivered on Saturday – the weather has prevented me from assembling them but if the contents are anything like the quality of the packaging I am sure they will be just as you describe

Seriously though – great service and a credit to you. Thanks


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Hi Ian, just a note to say thank you for the planters which arrived today. We were impressed with the web site and are more than pleased with the product, the planters are very good quality. The protection for delivery was impressive, and the speed and customer service received from yourselves and the delivery company was exemplary. We have recommended them to a friend and hopefully you receive a further order. Thanks again and hope to use you further in the future. Stuart and Beverly Robinson

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Anchor Fast 2018

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Wow! That was such a quick year, 2017 been and gone, it has been a fabolous year here at Simply Wood the range went down a treat and some really happy customers.

Thank you for all your business, it really is apprecaited and look forward to season 2018 working closer together. If you require any assistance at all please do call, email or use our new live chat that we have added to the wooden garden furniture website last week, it seems to be a great tool and is just great for a fast responce.

We are excited to annouce the new range from, anchor fast garden furniture the full range is now available and all has been added to the site, really good news.

There are some really exciting new oustanding quality new products including the padstow furniture range, what a product, all pieces match each other and are interchangeable with tables and arms, so you can make a block of outside garden furniture, totally unique. Have a look at and please let us know what you think, this is going to be a winner for 2018.

Also we have added 12 bird tables to our range, Christmas purchases have been oustanding and we are looking forward to this season with them, we are also looking at a range of bird food to accompany the wooden bird table range.

If their are any products that we do not list at this point but you think would be a good addition for us here, please let me know, we are always on the look out for new ranges and especially unique outdoor products. Our relationdhip with Anchor Fast has grown and further developed for this season, we are working a lot closer together, every product is in stock and if ordered in the AM, or infact prior to 1pm we will deliver the next week day, for example if you order at 12.30 on a Monday, it will be delivered on the next day, Tuesday. Or id you order on a Friday before 1pm your order will arrive on the Monday. We can organise weekend deliveries, Saturday and a Sunday however the carriers charge a lot more for this and there has to be a surcharge, apologies. Just contact us and we can quote for you.

Also moving on from there but a similar subject, deliveries to Northern Ireland, Highland, Islands and the Channels Islands in most cases we are pleased to announce for this year onwards we can offer a carriage free delivery if a parcel (for example a 2 seater bench) but if a pallet (for example an arbour, swing seat, bbq shelter etc) we then have to add a delivery surcharge as the carriers charge again a lot more. Please if you require a delivery in any of these regions contact us first before ordering and we will gladly quote for you. We will of course do the best we can, it is so frustrating the extra amounts for these regions.

I hope the above helps and thank you again for your conitued support during 2018 onwards.


Bird Tables

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Why You Should Consider a Bird Table for Your Home Today

Ever conceived the idea of making your surrounding or environment a hub for terrestrial display where different kinds of birds could be seen and observed? Perhaps what you desire is the need to listen to the lovely and sonorous songs from birds while you relax within the comfort of your home. A bird table is however one major design created to bring such dream to fruition. It is a cage-like design created for the purpose of providing food to birds while at same time directing their attention to within your garden to catch a good sight of those wonderful terrestrial creatures. It comes in different sizes, types and designs to specification for different type of birds.

What are Bird Tables?

Bird table or bird feeder as could be called is a structure hung to a tree branch or to be mounted on a pole with different kind of feeds meant to attract birds. A bird feeder could be a tube seed feeder made of plastic with a plastic or metallic cover or an enclosed cage made of net or wood with lid used for attracting and feeding a wide variety of bird species.


The design of a wooden bird table is a subject of its target creature. Designs for Kerinth, Kendal, Windermere, Cartmel etc are distinct exclusively from one another depending on the type and size of the target birds. Irrespective of the type of table an individual chooses to build, it is important to note that they all posses some common characteristics which include: –

  • Base Stand: – Irrespective of the table you choose to create, there must be a collection of beautifully carved woods fasten together at one end to provide support at the base of the bird table and keep it upright at all time. The base stand could also be pegged into the ground in other to prevent the bird table from being blown away by wind as a result of its open space location.
  • A Pole: – One of the major considerations to make while designing a wooden bird table is its ability to deter squirrels from invasion and subsequent destruction of feeds left for birds’ consumption. It is against this background that made a feeder on a pole much preferable to being hung on or around trees. It is believed that while trees are preferred destinations for a near perfect movement by squirrels, it is often difficult for them to move up or down a pole, a well carved and furnished one especially.
  • A Cage: – This is not necessarily an enclosed structure. It could just be a design with a base where feed s could be placed and a cover at the top to prevent rain or sunlight from destroying feeds placed in bird tables. Its design is of different type often constructed to specification of target birds.

Some Recommended Bird Tables for Your Home?

Rather than create a gigantic tree to accommodate all kinds of birds thereby putting the environment at the risk of predating, transfer of infections between and among birds, unfitting sight of different type of birds within the same space as well as the raucous roving of different birds which could cause noise pollution rather than create a sonorous sound to sooth hearing, bird tables thus stand a major and better alternative. To get the best of bird tables for different kinds of bird species, here are some recommended quality bird table you should consider: –

Simply Wood’s range of Anchor Fast Bird Tables

  • Anchor Fast Langdale Feeding Station: – This could simply be referred to as a multi-feeder bird table type. It have the capacity to take up to 8 feeders, easy to add more hooks and hangers etc if required.
  • Anchor Fast Windermere Bird Table: – It is built with a recycled slate roof which makes it suitable to improve the weather protection for the birds and an internal nut feeder which makes it so easy to feed the birds. It is so simple to fill and great to keep clean.
  • Anchor Fast Cartmel Bird Table: – This is a suitable feeder for the bigger birds. It also comes with a recycled slate roof which serves as protection from harsh weathers with a taller and larger table suitable for bigger birds. It also serves a greater purpose of protecting the feeds from being blown off by wind.
  • Anchor Fast Lowther Bird Table: – Like the anchor fast cartmel bird table, the anchor lowther bird table also come with high sides to protect the seeds in the wind with an additional side perches which makes it unique.
  • Anchor Fast Bowness Bird Table: – This is larger, taller with an extremely high quality, a recycled slate roof which improves weather protection for the birds along an internal nut feeder which makes it so easy to feed the birds, simple to fill and great to keep clean. It also comes with higher sides on the feeding table to protect the feeds from wind.
  • Anchor Fast Ambleside Bird Table: – This like others also has high sides to protect from wind with a unique open feature to provide an excellent view of the feeding birds.
  • Anchor Fast Grisedale Bird Table: – It is tudor styling, flagship feeding station with high sides to protect the seeds in the wind and totally open for excellent viewing of the feeding birds.
  • Anchor Fast Coniston Bird Table: – This model has side perches, a great extra which makes it easy for more than a bird feeding at once. It also comes in a recycled slate roof to improve weather protection for the birds along with an internal nut feeder which makes it so easy to feed the birds, simple to fill and great to keep clean. Also have higher sides on the feeding table to protect the food/seeds in the wind.
  • Anchor Fast Hawkshead Bird Table: – It comes with two extra feeding tables on its stand to help attract the bird with high sides to protect the seeds in the wind and a totally open feature for excellent viewing of the feeding birds.

It is however important to note that the different type of bird tables as recommended above is made of a high quality FSC certified woods and timbers. They are of classic and timeless designs with high resistance to animal stains and a very suitable feature to sooth all gardens.

Wooden Garden Furniture 2018

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Choosing The Best Simply Wood Furniture For Your Home

Furniture is a necessary requirement in our everyday life whose importance has often been a neglected subject. The significance of furniture is also often felt when you have to face a situation without the assistance of proper furniture. Your home is a place that supposes to serve as solace to you from the stresses of the outside world. This suggests why it’s imperative that you set your living area up with furniture that best suit your desired comfort. Good furniture can help contribute to a healthier lifestyle both mentally and physically. The right home furniture can help you relax at home while you leave the outside world at the door. Decorating is one great way to bring out your creativity but knowing the best garden furniture to use is another factor that guarantees a happier home. To get the best of furniture that best fit any mood, comfort and desire, below are some recommended products for consideration: –

  1. Anchor Fast Padstow Footstool: – this is a high quality footstool that can be used for extra comfort together with any padstow benches, seat or love seats. It comes with pebble stone colour with silver undertone. It has easy to assemble hidden fixings.
  2. Anchor Fast Padstow Connecting Table: – As the name suggests, this is a quality connecting table used to attach padstow benches to benches, seats or love seats. It serves as a handy between your seats for drinks, books, papers or even hands to rest on.
  3. Anchor Fast Padstow Coffee Table: – this can be used with any of the padstow benches, chairs and companion benches most especially for your outdoor furniture to meet the required standard for any given occasion.
  4. Anchor Fast Padstow Companion Bench: – it is a comfortably designed contoured seat which like the coffee table is specifically designed to suit your outdoor furniture requirement. It can also make a fantastic design most especially together with other padstow products to suit your patio and give it the required look. It is as its name suggests a good pick for relaxation within and around your patio.
  5. 3 Seater Bench with Folding Table: – this at mere look appears to be a perfectly normal bench with novel design that gives you a usable bench with multiple purposes. The secret of its beauty lies in a carefully and beautifully designed tiny folding table in the middle of the seat which you can pull out to set down cups, books or any other thing else. One can however assume the 3 seater bench with folding table look quite complicated and might be very difficult to set up but with a simple step-by-step instruction, you will set your table and be able to use it in the most convenient manner.

It is however important to note that each products as selected above is specifically designed for your indoor and outdoor furniture requirement. It is designed to fit into any household, take relaxation to a greater height, strengthen bonds between loved ones as well as provide a one-stop satisfaction for your events and occasions.

Have a look at our great range of wooden garden benches online.