The seating treads of the cantilevered bench are usually composed of exotic hardwoods, like garapa or ipe. Ecotopes has prepared instructions for caring for these surface materials here.
This permanently affixed bench accentuates meaning for special places in the landscape — a marker of recognition. The cantilevered bench correlates to those places to pause where many elements converge for enjoyment.
Without front legs, there’s no obvious clue about how the bench will hold the weight of visitors, but it’s well supported. The cantilevered bench legs can extend into the ground beyond the edge of a patio or terrace, so that the activity surface is both visually uncluttered + unobstructed.
Projects that feature cantilevered bench(es):