The simple design and incredible versatility of the Brookstone Testle Bench make it a perfect accent for just about any room in your home. Use it for storage for crafts or to display your favorite decorative items. This quality bench is available in 36- and 48-inch sizes and is crafted from durable unfinished parawood. Parawood is actually the wood from rubber-producing trees in South America and Thailand. Prized for its beautiful natural color dense grain and minimum shrinkage parawood is often the wood of choice for high-end furniture. It is also considered an environmentally friendly wood as it makes use of trees that have been cut down once their latex production has reached the end of its cycle. The finish options on this shelf unit are only limited by your imagination. Leave it unfinished for a rustic natural look stain it or paint it to match your decor or use your artistic talents to create something unique. Parawood takes finishes exceptionally well and can easily be made to resemble rosewood oak or other distinctive woods for a very expensive look. No matter what you choose you can't go wrong with this beautiful durable and functional accent piece. About International Concepts: Founded in 1982 Whitewood Industries Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality real wood furniture. From ready-to-finish pieces to the John Thomas Furniture line of full-sized dining groups created in partnership with well-known designer Carol Wheeless Whitewood is truly where beautiful furniture begins. Each piece is suitably casual for everyday living but handsome enough for special occasions.