BEAUTIFUL NEW YELLOW BALAU (Shorea wood) BISTRO OR PUB SET. CAN BE USED INDOORS OR OUT.
I started my business nine years ago with wood patio furniture and then switched to model ships as they are easier to handle and ship.
THE FIRST PHOTO SHOWS THE FURNITURE INDOORS AND THE SECOND OUTDOORS. YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE COLOR LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING ON THE WOOD OUTDOORS.
YELLOW BALAU WOOD, scientific name (Shorea): An Eco-Friendly Choice
Like teak, it's more expensive counterpart, Shorea is a high-quality hardwood praised not only for its looks, but also for its longevity and resistance to decay and termites.. Shorea is hard and dense, like teak. In fact, it possesses an even tighter wood grain, making it heavier, denser, and harder than teak, and both woods are extremely resistant to decay. Shorea wood contains a comparatively high oil content, which not only enhances its defenses against the ravages of time and changing climate, but also against destructive insect infestations. So if teak and Shorea are so similar, why does teak cost up to twice as much? Shorea's lower cost can be attributed to its abundance compared to teak's rarity. This abundance of supply is also what makes Shorea a green choice. Shorea wood is carefully regulated. Only mature trees can be legally harvested. This ensures a steady supply of Shorea wood, while also protecting irreplaceable forests.
Maintenance: It's recommended that the furniture be treated with teak oil a few times a year as the wood itself will weather with continued exposure to sun and rain. Keeping the furniture in a covered area will also help to preserve the color of the wood. When exposed to the elements, if not treated the wood will weather just as teak and turn to a silver-grey patina over the years while maintaining its strength and durability.