What should you look for when buying International Concepts Shaker Style Bench?
Features A Butcher Block Surface Made From Solid Para wood Assembly Is Required High Quality Wood Furniture Traditional And Elegant Look Rated for residential use only, not intended for commercial use
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Parawood, also known as Rubberwood, is considered to be environmentally sound as it uses plantation trees that have been felled at the end of their cycle of latex production and new trees are grown. The wood, therefore, is harvested from a renewable source. Parawood s latex production begins when it is about five or six years old and continues until it is about 25 to 30 years. These trees grow to about 75 feet-80 feet high and are extensively used for making furniture. These trees are native to Central America, India and Indonesia.
Scientific Name Hevea Brasiliensis
Density 7 Birch 7, Ash 8
Strength Group B6 same group as maple
International Concepts was founded in 1979 as a manufacturer of ready-to-finish furniture. As a 30 year old company International Concepts has greatly evolved into becoming a leading supplier of both finished and unfinished furniture throughout the U.S. with one mission in mind. Offer the most beautiful, quality home furnishings at a tremendous value. We are based in Thomasville, N.C. a neighboring city to High Point, NC, the city known and widely recognized as being the furniture capital of the world , where we employ 200 dedicated North Carolinians.
Parawood is durable, strong, tough and resilient. If well-cared for, it will last for many years.
You can use the same methods to clean your parawood furniture that you use to clean furniture made from any other wood. Once a year, you should wash it with a solution of soap and water, taking care to dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth standing water is the enemy of any furniture finish.
Can be bought unfinished or finished. Easy to stain – paint to your own style.
Plantation grown to promote ecological balance. For every tree cut, a new tree is planted as a replacement, harmoniously maintaining natural balance.
For those who appreciate high quality wood furniture with a traditional and elegant look. International Concepts home furnishing will complement any d cor.
Customer reviewsGreat quality, but difficult to stain
I bought this bench with the purpose of painting and staining it to match a farmhouse table to we have. It was very easy to put together and seemed well made and sturdy. Enough room to fit maybe three adults on. Wish they made a longer size or a smaller size than the 48 one. My wife painted the legs white with chalk paint with no problem. I attempted to stain the top. I used the underside thankfully as a tester area. Initially only a faint amount of the dark stain penetrated the wood and it was super light. I could wipe away the stain almost completely. I though maybe there was a protective coating, so I used my sander in one area for several minutes. I attempted to stain that area with multiple variations of dark stains and non of them penetrated the wood. We ended up painting the whole thing white. The bench serves it s purpose, but not the desired outcome. Other products from this company show pictures of where people had stained the wood with no problem. This one is newer and is not stain-able at all.