Given a foundation of quality material and fine craftsmanship, well cared for wooden accessories improve in appearance over the years, assuming that venerable identity we all admire. Durability, style, and elegance to name a few. Contrast that with the shabby appearance of the typical accessory that has “gone to seed” after a few seasons. There is not much that can be done to restore their appearance, and their time has not come up on the budget. So, you stop looking at them and hope your guests will do the same. With a little care, Cheesebrough exotic hardwood stakes will never look “seedy”, and it will be many years before they will show up on your budget.