Summer is calling. Will you answer? The Belham Living Richmond Straight Back Porch Swing and Stand Set is your answer to the season's call to relax and enjoy the outdoors. The durable wood frame is designed to hold either the 4- or 5-foot swing options, meaning you and your loved ones can swing gently for hours, morning or night. The swing features sanded, smooth edges and a weather-resistant oil-dipped finish, which highlights the rich texture of the red shorea (red lauan) wood it's made from. And assembly is easy; sets up with household tools in minutes. We recommend wiping the wood with a damp cloth upon assembly to remove any excess oil. Pillow and blanket not included. Comes complete with hardware, hooks, and chain for easy installation.
- Also sold with hanging hooks and comfort springs
- Swing features a 600-pound weight capacity
- Stand features an 800-pound weight capacity
- 4-foot size option dimensions: 48L x 26W x 25H inches
- 5-foot size option dimensions: 60L x 26W x 25H inches
- Seat dimensions: 55L x 18.5W inches
- Hanging chains length: 67 in. (Front) 71 in. (Back)
Both the stand and the swing are made from durable, eco-friendly shorea wood. Shorea is possibly the best wood choice for outdoor furniture. Related to Burma Teak, this hardwood grows naturally and plentifully in the Pacific Rim countries, making it considerably less expensive than teak. Because shorea is dense, heavy, and hard, and contains an abundance of natural oils, it is highly resistant to rot, bug infestation, weather, and marring.
About Shorea Wood and Linseed Oil
Shorea is possibly the best wood choice for outdoor furniture. Related to Burma teak, this hardwood grows naturally and plentifully in the Pacific Rim countries. Because shorea is dense, heavy, and hard, and contains an abundance of natural oils, it is highly resistant to rot, bug infestation, weather, and marring. Shorea (red lauan) wood will have variations is color - from a red to a yellow cast.
The Shorea wood for this item is treated with linseed oil. Linseed oil is not a varnish. The oil soaks into the pores of the wood leaving a shiny (not glossy) surface that shows off the grain of the wood. Linseed oil helps protects the wood from denting by compression and from accelerated deterioration.
After assembly simply wipe the bench with a damp cloth to remove any excess oil that may be remaining. Please note that it is recommended to let your bench sit outside for 2-3 days before sitting on it to let the stain air out and completely dry.
An Eco-Friendly Choice: We realize the importance of preserving our environment. Regulations on harvesting shorea wood promote the sustainability of the species and encourage responsible practices for the sake of conservation. Shorea trees are not allowed to be harvested until they reach a certain size, which allows younger trees to grow and reproduce. When you purchase furniture made of shorea wood, you're not only getting a piece of great quality and durability, but you're also contributing to the wise use of natural wood resources.