All furnishings are handmade (which means that no two are exactly alike), they are very durable and can go inside or outside. However, if the roots are going to be out in the direct sunlight and not on a covered patio, under an overhang, inside, or at least in the shade, we recommend using a wood sealer such as Thompson Water Seal or polyurethane. It is important to note that these items are made from tree roots and are very heavy. They require shipping via freight truck and additional shipping cost do apply. Please call us for an approximate shipping cost prior to ordering.