House your greens and flowering plants in the Belham Living Richmond Shorea Rectangle Planter to dress up your garden. Constructed of solid red shorea (red lauan), a tropical hardwood, a protective linseed oil finish brings out the natural color and character found in each plank. Design details, such as an x-design front, back, and sides, decorative finials on each corner, and exposed galvanized steel bolts will enhance the beauty of whatever plants you grow within. A slatted bottom allows for proper drainage and easy plant care.
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.