All frames are made from natural acacia hardwood FSC 100%. (Forestry Stewardship Council)
Hardwood will fade to a pleasing silver tone in natural light. It is perfectly acceptable to leave it like this. You can stain your furniture any colour using a water based wood furniture stain. (Follow manufacturers instructions). It is not uncommon, in Hardwoods, for small splits or shakes to occur in the timber in quick drying weather conditions. These will normally go back when humidity rises. This is nature at work and is perfectly normal. It does not affect the strength and durabilility of your furniture. This product has a natural oiled finish applied in the factory.