Take a look at what the Coral Coast Richmond Curved Back Outdoor Wood Storage Bench has to offer. This solidly constructed bench is crafted from durable red shorea (red lauan) wood, a tropical hardwood similar in strength, texture, and appearance to mahogany. The slightly coarser structure of Red Lauan will age beautifully, imparting an element of rustic charm to any setting. Lift the seat up to access a spacious storage area. With slatted wood walls all around, air is allowed to flow freely through the storage space so your cushions, or whatever you store, will never smell musty or damp. Held together with weather-resistant galvanized steel bolts, this sturdy bench exhibits exceptional craftsmanship. The vertical slat back and contoured seat make a cozy place to sit, and slightly curved armrests add extra comfort to help you relax. Once fully assembled, the bench weighs 86 lbs. and will comfortably seat two people. This outdoor bench offers incredible versatility and quality. You'll be impressed with its durable attributes and its natural, rustic style. Easy assembly takes about 20 minutes to complete. 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.