Richmond Porch Swing & Stand Set
Summer means long days enjoying the pleasures of the outdoors: a breeze at sunset a cool drink at noon or the waking birds at sunrise. The Richmond Porch Swing and Stand Set make these hours even more relaxing and rewarding. Large enough to share with friends this porch swing rocks gently during conversations or while stretching out to a good book. Its durable stand is designed to fit either the 4- or 5-foot swings easily and assembly is quick- usually requiring about 30 minutes. Plus everything you need to install the set is included: hooks hardware and chain. We recommend that you allow your porch swing to set outside for two to three days to allow the stain to dry completely. Additional Information: 4-foot swing measures 48L x 26W x 25H inches 5-foot swing measures 60L x 26W x 25H inches Optional comfort springs and hooks are available Stand features an 800-pound weight capacity Swing is crafted from lasting red shorea (red Lauan) designed to look great season after season Stand is crafted from durable eco-friendly shorea wood which has plenty of benefits; read more about shorea below 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. Shorea is strong and weather-resistant enough to be left untreated. If left untreated each piece will weather to a nice shade of gray. The weathering process will change the color but the grain will still be smooth. You may treat each piece with linseed oil to prolong weathering. Each piece is durable classic and elegant. An Eco-Friendly Choice: We realize the importance of preserving our environment. Regulations on harvesting shorea wood promote the sustainability of the species and encourage responsible practices for the sake of conservation. Shorea trees are not allowed to be harvested until they reach a certain size which allows younger trees to grow and reproduce. When you purchase furniture made of shorea wood you're not only getting a piece of great quality and durability but you're also contributing to the wise use of natural wood resources.