There's nothing more whimsical or enchanting than a bridge in the midst of beautiful foliage. If you've got the perfect garden, make it even more enchanting with the Belham Living Richmond 6-ft. Garden Bridge. This bridge is crafted of genuine red shorea wood, a durable tropical hardwood that offers lasting style and stability. The classic look will blend with any garden, with traditional rails and posts recalling days gone by. The wood is guarded by a protective oil finish. Bridge the style gap!
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 in 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.