The Uwharrie Chair Companion Wood Potting Bench Table is every gardener's dream. Its unique design offers plenty of space for all your needs and is also a beautifully detailed piece making it just as pleasing to the eye. The bench is hand-crafted from 1-inch-thick solid southern pine and is resistant to insects and rot. All hardware used is stainless steel. The bench comes natural or in a variety of colors that are all latex enamel giving you the opportunity to add some color and show your individuality! Finish Options: Natural - No paint or finish. It will weather to silvery gray over time if not treated. Using a varnish or latex enamel will help delay the weathering process. Distressed Finish - 3 coats of paint with edges sanded to reveal wood giving a time worn appearance. Washed Finish - 1 coat of paint with heavy sanding over the entire piece. You can expect to see the wood grain through the paint. Pristine Finish - 3 coats of paint covering the entire surface no sanding or distressing. This finish is very clean looking. Distance Between Shelves Top and Middle - 11 inches Middle and Bottom - 21 inches Shelf Size Top - 31L x 10W inches Middle - 43.5L x 16W inches Bottom - 26.5L x 11W inches About Materials Used in Uwharrie Furniture Many outdoor furniture products carry environmental objections such as tropical lumber harvesting that devastates rainforests and threatens endangered species or plastics disposal that is harmful to the environment. The Uwharrie Chair Company offers pressure-treated pine as a simple alternative to imported teak painted metal or hardwood and molded plastic. Treated lumber offers distinct advantages over other traditional outdoor materials. It is insect- and rot-resistant it may be stained painted or left natural and it is milled from plantation-grown Southern pine a renewable resource. The Uwharrie Unique Finish and How It Will Age The wood used in Uwharrie chairs requires no additional protection from exposure to weather. This is why it's possible to distress the finish giving the furniture the appearance of time-worn antiques. As Uwharrie products age naturally their rustic character will be enhanced. You should expect to see some additional loss of paint and some surface cracking; exposed wood will eventually turn dark. But even as nature matures your furniture the wood and the product will remain structurally sound for years to come.