Got a chance to open the boxes today. The stuff is terrific quality and we are very satisfied. Have more than half sealed with Australian Timber Oil as you recommended.
Purchased two inexpensive painted rockers and they fell apart within a month near my ocean home. Have had these rockers for several years and they are wonderful. The quality of craftmanship is superior. No doubt the chairs will be with us for many years to come Joanne, Cape Cod