The spirit of summer days and beautiful beaches comes alive in the Stanley Archipelago 5 pc. Calypso Rectangle Shoal Dining Set with Bequia Chairs. Inspired by designs found in island style, this dining set features a weathered Shoal finish, Super Comfort seats and backs with abalone-colored patterned fabric upholstery, and an open arch design on the chair backs. And don't forget the table -- its cross-shaped base, fluted columns, and tabletop with patterned burl inlays create a flair that's formal yet fashion-forward. When there's company, you'll really love the included extension leaf.
If you need some extra storage space (and who doesn't?), add the optional buffet to your order. With the same Shoal finish as the table and chairs, it's made of hardwood and features a paneled square design. The two side cabinet doors have adjustable shelving inside, and the two center drawers are lined in felt to protect your silverware.
About Stanley Furniture
Since 1924, the goal of the Stanley Furniture Company has been to manufacture high quality furniture at a price the average American family could afford. To accomplish this goal, founder Thomas Bahnson Stanley surrounded himself with the finest furniture craftsmen and instilled in them a sense of pride in building superb quality into every piece of Stanley Furniture. Today, that pride is shared by more than 1,750 dedicated associates who have made Stanley Furniture one of the largest, most respected furniture manufacturers in the nation.
Stanley Furniture Craftsmanship
Stanley Furniture's main objective is to produce quality and stylish furniture by using the best wood materials, construction procedures, and elegant finishes on their products to help you fashion your home decor the way you imagined. All of their furniture is hand-crafted from quality woods, incorporating other superior materials such as aluminum, glass, plastic, leather, and marble. Every joint is carefully constructed (keeping wood's sensitivity to heat and humidity in mind) allowing for expansion and contraction. All joints are held together with glue and nail.
Stanley's 30-step finishing process starts with an undertone stain that is applied to a hand-sanded piece. Next, the stain is sealed with a wash coat, then hand sanded again with filler applied to pack the wood pores and smooth out the surface. A sealer coat is then applied, the piece is hand sanded again, and hand padded to mellow the tone. From there, a luster glaze is rubbed on by hand, followed by antiquing or distressing also done by hand. Finally, after drying, each piece is hand waxed and rubbed prior to final inspection.