May 1, 2014 9:55 AM
Sitting under a shady tree is a nice pastime in theory, but between the dirty ground and protruding roots, it's not actually all that comfortable. The DC America Sequoia Wood Tree Bench ($194) assembles directly around a favorite tree to create pleasant seating for some outdoor reading on a summer day. Maybe don't put the bench around a sequoia tree, though. That just seems like an extra cruel reminder of the tree's mortality.