Designed as a casual and contemporary alternative to classic outdoor dining without sacrificing timeless appeal, the Oxford Garden Hampton Shorea Wood Counter Stool is just what you need to enjoy good food and conversation with friends. Thanks to the ergonomically designed seat, you'll sit in so much comfort that you might find yourself lingering at the table longer than usual! Handcrafted of fine-sanded, weather-resistant shorea hardwood, using mortise and tenon joinery, this sturdy counter stool is built to last. It also features front to rear solid leg bracing for improved stability! 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. Designed to last a lifetime, this counter stool makes a great addition to your patio or porch. If left untreated, Shorea wood will weather to a soft, warm gray over time. Please note: Warranty applies to residential use only.
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.