Checking is a term used to describe small cracks that appear on the end grain of the wood. These checking cracks would most likely occur at the ends of the slats, ends of the arms or anywhere where end grain is exposed. This is completely natural and not a cause for concern. These checking cracks will stabilize in the first few weeks of exposure.
Sep. 14, 2015 - My order was delivered quickly. I am very pleased with the quality, solid construction, as well as with the appearance. This purchase has made sitting on our screen porch the favorite room in the house. H&K H, IN (Teak Deep Seating Sofa)
The quality is really great. Really liked this piece and will enjoy just looking at it. JS, MA