With an attractive curved back and comfortable armrests, the Belham Living Richmond Curved-Back 4-ft. Outdoor Wood Bench will make a great addition to your outdoor area. It's crafted of durable red shorea (red lauan), a tropical hardwood, so it will withstand wear and the elements like sunshine, rain, and snow. The curved back and decorative armrests give the piece a stylish look, and it's large enough for curling up with a good book or enjoying the day with someone special. Galvanized steel bolts installed on the inside provide even more strength to the bench. This bench holds up to 500 pounds, and with quick, easy assembly, you'll be enjoying its beauty in no time.
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 bench sit outside for 2-3 days before sitting on it to let the stain air out and completely dry.