Strathwood Basics Hardwood Chaise Lounge
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- Made of eucalyptus wood, an all-weather hardwood that is dense and durable
- Mortise and tenon construction with rust-resistant hardware
- Pre-assembled components assemble easily using allen wrench provided
- Weathers to a warm gray or color can be maintained using teak oil
- Dimensions: 73 3/8" L x 25 5/8" W x 12 3/8" H; Max Weight 290 lbs
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|Item Dimensions||12.38 x 25.63 x 73.38 inches|
|Shipping Weight||65.12 pounds|
The Strathwood Lounge is ideal for lounging around the pool, back yard or deck. The back features a 5 position adjustment for upright seating, very relaxed seating or completely flat seating. A very handy tray slides to either side or can rest below the chaise when not in use. For more comfort, add a chaise lounge cushion. This sturdy chaise lounge is easily assembled with an adjustable wrench and the supplied allen wrench. The entire chaise is made of eucalyptus which is an all-weather wood that is dense and durable. Eucalyptus requires no finishing and will not rot when left outdoors, whereas rain and sun will damage other lesser quality woods. Left untreated, eucalyptus will weather to a soft warm shade of gray similar to the weathering of teak. Sturdy mortise and tenon construction provides the highest quality joinery that will last for many years. Original color can be maintained by applying a seasonal coat of teak oil.
This handsome, well-made chaise is tailor-made for soaking up the sun or relaxing by the pool. A unique tray table extends to hold drinks, magazines, and other lounging essentials, then slides back underneath for storage. The back adjusts to five positions--from fully-upright to completely-reclined. Matching cushions can also be purchased to add even more comfort. The chair's slotted surface allows rain to flow through, rather than collect and damage the wood. Rust-resistant hardware and mortise and tenon construction add to the piece’s strength and durability.
Crafted from durable, Earthy-friendly eucalyptus hardwood, this furniture is intended for outdoor use in all weather. A beautiful hardwood comparable to teak and with excellent weather-resistant properties, eucalyptus is dense and naturally resistant to rot and insect infestation. Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), there is no doubt about the responsible production and consumption of this wood. The rapid growth of eucalyptus trees makes them more readily available and more easily affordable. In addition, furniture constructed of eucalyptus is light enough to move easily and requires no oiling unless to maintain a desired look.
Left untreated, eucalyptus will weather when exposed to the elements, turning a soft shade of silver/gray similar to the weathering of teak. In addition, when untreated, natural splitting or cracks will appear, but this will not affect the durability of the furniture. To guard against this weathering process and to maintain a desired look, apply coats of a hardwood oil. The frequency of necessary oil applications depends on the intensity of the outdoor elements. The furniture has already been oiled prior to packing, and it is recommended that an oil treatment be repeated at least once a year. Giving the furniture an extra treatment before exposing to rain will prolong the “new” look and ensure a longer life.
After eucalyptus furniture has weathered, it can be restored if desired by sanding down the surface, cleaning it, and then applying oil to prevent more weathering. To clean it, mix one tablespoon of bleach, five tablespoons of a gentle dishwashing liquid, and a gallon of water, and gently scrub the mixture on the surface of the wood with a soft bristle brush. Rinse the solution from the furniture, and allow it to dry completely in the sun. Developed for use in high humidity, the furniture is best not stored in centrally heated areas, as that could lead to excessive drying out of the wood.
Wood that becomes saturated with water and left over an extended period without drying out is more likely to warp and rot. The bases of furniture legs are probably the most vulnerable when it comes to water damage. If wood furniture is kept in the grass, at the poolside, or on a surface that collects rain water, the legs can become saturated. Covering the bottoms of each leg with rubberized material or small sections of cedar fencing material will help protect furniture from rotting from the bottom up.
Strathwood furniture has quality, ease of use, and casual elegance at its core. Each piece is rigorously tested for durability, and assembly instructions have been standardized for simplicity from start to finish. Strathwood furniture is sleekly designed, handsomely finished, and built to last. This classic style and reliable craftsmanship will weather ever-changing trends and regular use for years to come.
Top Customer Reviews
A couple of notes:
...the first chair took me about 40 minutes to assemble alone (female, unskilled carpenter!)as I waded through the directions, the second only half that, as I knew what I was doing. Near completion of the second, I found that one of the leg braces was severely split (the only defect in both). Since they didn't have parts, Amazon cooperatively sent a complete new chair - arriving w/in 2 days. They instruceted me to carefully open the box, exchange the part I needed with the damaged part, seal it and send it back to them all postage paid. Thank you Amazon!!
...standard patio chaise lounge cushions fit just fine
...I highly recommend annual (or more often) teak oil. I just did mine after bringing them out for the second season. The oil brought out the richness of the wood and brought back a deeper warmer color. And it soaked in within a day, so they don't feel oily.
They look better than new and I'm still getting complements on them. I would definitely recommend this chair...
I did purchase two of these chaise lounges from Amazon. One arrived damaged and I had no problems exchanging it for a new one. I had these lounges on my new paver patio from June through October. they were covered with those green plastic covers.
A few things observed:
After a few months the sliding tray failed to slide out.
One of the dowels that hold up the back of the chair had cracked and fell apart.
My patio was stained with the orange dye used to make these chairs appear to be teak.
I emailed Amazon and explained the situation. I have to commend Amazon for REFUNDING ME ENTIRELY for my purchase and for the SHIPPING too, after having these chaise lounges for over 6 months. I received a refund for $239.98. Also, they gave me a $20 credit for my trouble.
Point is, the manufacturer is producing a terrible product and Amazon has had to deal with it.
In one of the emails, Amazon wrote to me and implied that they were not going to continue selling this product. Obviously they have not done that.
So word to the wise, do not buy these chairs. They look to be of high quality but are far from that. And, I wish you luck in getting your refund too.
Assembly was relatively easy, with two minor issues. When you receive this chair, You have to attach a 6 inch leg extension portion to the main body, install the two front legs, and install the two rear wheels. On one of the front legs, the holes didn't line up quite right. I was able to get the bolts to thread by keeping the leg away from the body while threading both bolts at a slight angle and then tightening them down. The chair comes with two allen wrenches, but its much easier to assemble if you have an allen wrench and a hand driver (or an electric screwdriver or drill).
After I assembled the chair, I read some other reviews on Amazon.com which indicated that the stain would run in the rain. Most of the newer reviews don't mention this issue, but the newer reviews were all written during the summer, when it doesn't rain. I tested mine by hosing the chair down for about ten minutes and then dried it off with a white towel. I saw no evidence of stain running either on the ground or on the white towel I used to dry it off. I now plan to leave it on the grass (where the sprinklers run) for the next week or two.
There are two cushions available for this chair at amazon.com, but only one of them (the Strathwood Hardwood Chaise Lounge Chair Polyester Cushion, Neutral) fits well and includes ties in all the right places. The chair is much too hard to lie on without a cushion, so you definitely want one. You can buy the right one from Amazon.com.
The other reviews that I've read indicate that the wood will expand due to water and the slide out tray will jam. This was my experience as well (the tray jammed in about two weeks), and so I recommned you leave the tray in the position you don't mind becoming permanent.
UPDATE: It is now March of 2012. The chair has sat outside on my desk through rain, sleet, and snow. The stain has not run. The tray has swolen and is stuck (in the closed position), but the chair is otherwise perfectly usable.
UPDATE: It is now March of 2013. The chair has sat outside on my desk through rain, sleet, and snow since August of 2011. The stain has not run. The tray remains swolen and is stuck (in the closed position), but the chair is otherwise perfectly usable.