What We Like About This Chair and OttomanThis set is crafted from red shorea (red lauan), a durable wood similar to Mahogany which is long lasting and ages beautifully. Solid wood construction makes for durable, stylish pieces. The Richmond Deluxe Ottoman and Chair Set is slatted and curved for the highest quality comfort, while the wide, signature armrests complete the invitation to relax. Some assembly required. Please note that it is recommended to let your Adirondack chair and ottoman sit outside for 2-3 days before sitting on it to let the stain air out and completely dry. Add additional comfort to your adirondack chair by adding our 19.5L x 17W inch cushion at check-out.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.