In addition to its clean lines, casual elegance, and upscale appeal, the versatility of the Oxford Garden Hampton Shorea Wood Counter Height Dining Table makes it the perfect addition to your patio or balcony. Ideal for enjoying al fresco dinners with family and friends, this comes in a choice of sizes to complement your outdoor setting. Taller than standard dining but lower than bar height, the counter height table is great on balconies as it allows you to see over the railing, something you can't do from a standard dining chair. The slotted top allows water to drain away, while the wood-to-wood table leg joinery provides solid union, ensuring added durability and sturdiness. The table comes with a removable two-inch umbrella plug, so you can enjoy cool shade on particularly hot days. Handcrafted of fine-sanded, weather-resistant shorea hardwood, using mortise and tenon joinery, this counter height dining table is built to last. Closely related to teak, shorea is renowned for its strength, durability, and beauty, and like teak, shorea has natural oils that allow it to withstand the effects of sun, rain, snow, and frost. The perfect choice for anyone who cherishes superior quality and timeless design, this counter height dining table is sure be part of your outdoor decor for years to come. If left untreated, Shorea wood will weather to a soft, warm gray over time.
Shorea Wood Care Instructions
After assembly, furniture should be rinsed well with water to remove dust left over from manufacturing. This should be done before placing on concrete, or tile to prevent staining. Since shorea has such high oil content and is so dense, it weathers well outside without maintenance at all. Shorea will weather naturally to silver gray. If the original warm brown color is preferred, we suggest any teak oil to be used seasonally to preserve the color. The application of oil is simply cosmetic. Test in an inconspicuous spot to approve the color before applying to the whole piece of furniture. Application of oil is at the customer's discretion and is not included in the warranty. If the original wood color is preferred after graying has begun, we recommend using a wood cleaner to restore the color. Follow up with a new application of teak oil.
Painting or using polyurethane is NOT recommended due to the high oil content of shorea wood. Because some surface roughness may develop early in the weathering process, a very light sanding may be desired to smooth out the roughness. Follow up with a dry rough cleaning sponge to remove any remaining sawdust.
Seasonal cleaning can be done easily with a mild solution of water, laundry detergent and a little bleach. Just rinse the furniture and using a sponge or soft bristle brush scrub the furniture with the solution. Lastly, rinse the furniture with more fresh water.