In classic Adirondack style, our Belham Living Richmond Deluxe Shorea Wood Adirondack Chair offers the utmost in comfort and durability. It's crafted of red shorea (red lauan), a wood similar in strength, texture, and appearance to mahogany. The slightly coarser structure of shorea will age beautifully, adding an element of rustic charm in any setting. Wide armrests, comfortable slats, and an ergonomic curved back promise relaxation - season after season. Add additional comfort to your Adirondack chair by adding our 19.5W x 17L inch cushion during checkout.
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 protect 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 Adirondack chair sit outside for 2-3 days before sitting on it to let the stain air out and completely dry.