The Fionia Stool is an expression of brilliant design and workmanship. The stool is elegant even when folded. It can be used in every room of the home, as a footstool, side table, bedside table or as a stand for flowers. The Fionia Tray fits nicely atop this stool, or can be used alone as a beautiful serving tray.
The Cobbler Stool is the big brother of the traditional milking stool. The stool is very simply styled and designed to fit in with most dining tables so that it can be used as an extra chair. Or it can simply just sit against the wall as a decorative item when not in use on its own or as part of a set.
Teak is second to none as a material for outdoor furniture and designs that are exposed to greater wear in everyday life. It is a dense and hard wood species, which is rich in natural oils and core substances. Core substances enable the wood to resist rot and the natural oils hold the wood fibres together and thereby, enable it to resist cracks and splits. All of this gives the wood unique durability and a distinctive surface that patinates from deep red-brown to beautiful silvery gray nuances through time. Skagerak has worked with teak since the 1980s and thus has the necessary expertise to exclusively select the best trees from premium plantations in Indonesia and Central and South America.
Caring for Teak.The beautiful thing about teak furniture is that you really don't have to do anything to maintain it unless you really want to. Set it up and leave it out all year long, and it will still hold up year after year, no matter where you live. Its ability to withstand climate changes without cracking or warping (or needing maintenance) is what makes it such a valuable wood and great material for outdoor furniture.
Teak changes color as it ages, and the eventual result is a distinguished silver gray color that is a mark of true teak furniture. Some people prefer the golden brown color of new teak and there are products available that can help maintain that color longer. We'll warn you: maintaining the golden brown color will take some work. Our recommendation is to let your teak weather. The silver gray color is traditional and best of all, EASY. Save your Saturdays for other things.
Order of application: Step 1 Cleaner, Step 2 Stain Guard, Step 3 Color Guard (Protector)
One final note: DO NOT use teak oil on your teak furniture if you're planning to use it outdoors! Adding oil will cause your beautiful teak furniture to turn black with mildew. It's a bad idea, and something we learned the hard way. As tempting as it is, don't do it. The furniture has enough oil in it already to last for decades—you don't need to replenish it.
Oak is optimal for both indoor and outdoor designs as it is a hard wood with great durability and a particularly light surface that only increases in beauty the more the design is used. To make solid oak furniture, Skagerak uses slowly growing Croatian oak, which is exceptionally hard. The selection of the wood is extremely careful and all processing is by hand, so that only the best and most durable pieces of wood are used in production. Skagerak's oak designs are all FSC®-certified.
Caring for Oak. Skagerak's oak furniture is all made of untreated oak, and their natural colors and nuances will therefore change over time. To increase the resistance to grease and colour agents that can affect the surface of the wood, we recommend regular treatment with natural soap. When treating for the first time, the fibres of the oak surface will rise up. This is perfectly natural and the fibres can be removed with light sandpapering (280 grit). You should avoid using steel wool, as this can later give rise to discolorations. Regularly cleaning with natural soap both cleanses the wood and adds a protective soap layer. But if your design needs a more thorough cleaning, we recommend a wood cleanser and afterwards a re-saturation with natural soap.
Method: Curbside delivery on ALL orders is FREE. You may upgrade to Standard White-Glove delivery* during the checkout process. You will receive this item by truck delivery. The trucking company will call and schedule a time when someone will be present to accept the delivery. Please provide best delivery contact name and phone number when checking out as the delivery company will need a valid contact number to reach you. Someone must be present at the time of delivery.
Timing: If item is in stock, it will be shipped within 2-3 weeks. If it is out of stock, the item will be shipped from Denmark and may take anywhere from 8-12 weeks.
* "Standard White-Glove delivery" means that the driver will take the shipment inside the house, to whichever room you specify. The driver will then unwrap and if necessary assemble the furniture. They will dispose of any packaging material.
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