The next time the hot, steamy weather rolls around your neck of the woods, you'll be ready, thanks to the Belham Living Richmond Deluxe Side Table. Perfect for indoor or outdoor use, it's made of dense, thick Shorea wood, making it sturdy enough to withstand sudden rainstorms, bug infestations, and intense heat that are the trademarks of seemingly endless spring and summer seasons. Coated with linseed oil, the table has a beautiful, rich sheen that doesn't detract from its natural appearance, making it ideal for natural furniture lovers. The slat-style top is framed by wide pieces of wood for a smart, tailored design. You'll find this table so handy, you'll wonder how you got along without it.
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 is 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.