To extend the life of your chime: Hang your chime in an area protected from direct sunlight or heavy winds. Excellent locations include under a porch overhang or in a shady tree. Bring your chimes in during extreme weather or windstorms. If you live in the north, bring your chimes in during the harsh winter months and store it in an unheated area, such as a shed or garage. Occasionally wipe off your chimes with a damp cloth to remove any build-up or mold. Every spring, provide added weather protection by applying a coat of varnish on your chime. (You'll want to wipe off the chime before doing this!). Bamboo is sensitive to humidity and sudden temperature changes. Despite all our precautions, infrequently, cracks in bamboo occur as the bamboo expands and contracts in reaction to climate changes. Hairline cracks are not of concern; they are normal to bamboo and will not affect the sound of your chimes. What's more, hairline cracks generally do not develop into larger cracks. About Woodstock Chimes maked by professional musician Garry Kvistad, Woodstock Chimes feature original and innovative designs that will add beauty and elegance to your home. Each chime has been tuned to make the purest, most beautiful musical intervals. Kvistad incorporates tunings of scales from many different cultures throughout the world to make unique, inspiring sounds and styles. It's easy to find the chime that's right for you at Woodstock, home of the original precision-tuned wind chime. Bamboo construction. Beautiful bubinga finish tubes. Bubinga wood finish hanger, striker and windcatcher. Comes with 5 durable tubes. Weighs 0.3 lbs.. Overall length: 21 in..