The Cottage Classic Ensemble includes everything you need to create your own outdoor haven. These beautiful pieces are constructed of a unique combination of durable Southern Cypress and acrylic stain with a sanded, weathered look, creating an ageless country cottage look. Choose from a variety of acrylic color stains to suit your mood or outdoor decor. Southern Cypress contains an oil called cypressene, a natural preservative that prevents rot and decay. Unlike pine, Southern Cypress resists cracking and splitting. These pieces are finished with a Cuprinol water-based acrylic deck-and-rail stain that further enhances the ability of the wood to resist cracking and splitting. This finish will not crack, peel, or rub off onto your clothing, and the stainless steel hardware won't rust. This product is shipped partially assembled; all necessary fasteners and easy-to-follow instructions are included. Ensemble shown above in sage.
Why does the Cottage Classic collection use an acrylic color stain instead of paint?
Plain and simple…because an acrylic color stain lasts longer. Paint does effectively seal the wood – temporarily. It's the unpainted areas you can't see that create the problems. Screw holes on the underside of every board, for instance, invite moisture to work its way under the painted surface. With no place for the water to go, the result is rotting wood under the surface. Painted Cypress products will begin to deteriorate within two years if left outside in the weather. A water-based or oil-based stain, on the other hand, allows the wood to breathe. Any moisture that gets in can still get out. After the color stain is applied to each Cottage Classic piece, it is lightly sanded to create a slightly weathered look.
About Richey Industries
For 20 years, Richey Industries has manufactured the finest in outdoor casual furniture under its Great American Woodies brand. Beginning with Southern Cypress and Western Red Cedar Collections, the company later pioneered historic colors and the distressed look with its Cottage Classics Collection. Its Nantucket Collection introduced rich, vibrant colors and furniture constructed from durable alder wood.
In 2007, Richey brought its design and experience to the manufacture of poly-resin furniture with the introduction of its Lifestyle Collection. Like all Richey collections, this line is deep and broad, offering swings, gliders, dining sets, and rockers, as well as traditional Adirondacks. Richey Industries is a name you can trust in outdoor furniture.