Tradition - Oak. Even the word itself sounds strong! Made from one of the most versatile and durable woods there is, Oak furniture will be around a long time – longer than you, probably. A dense hardwood that grows slowly, developing strength, density and character, Oak has been used to make fine furniture for hundreds of years. The Vikings even used Oak to make their long ships. Oak furniture has always held a place of affection in English heritage - denoting strength and reliability, it was said that the British Empire was founded on the strength of oak wood.
Value and versatility - Oak furniture is generally more expensive than other woods but you get what you pay for. Furniture made from oak adds natural warmth and character to your home and its timeless appearance lends itself to both classic and contemporary styles. All our oak furniture is made using traditional joinery techniques to retain its quality, strength and durability, so whether you want to create a stylish modern look or a country-style rustic theme, we have the designs to suit.
Sustainability - Our Oak products are made from timber sustainably plantation grown in Germany and the USA. Many wood products claimed as coming from “sustainable” sources in the Asia Pacific region are manufactured from trees taken from native forests that will never regenerate at the rate they are being harvested.
Durability - Oak is a durable, heavy hardwood with a density of 0.75 g/cm3. Furniture built from oak is sturdier than that crafted from most other hardwoods, such as mahogany. If you have an active family and furniture gets a lot of wear in your house, oak furniture is a good choice in part because it does not damage easily. If cared for properly, a well-made oak piece can last a lifetime. With high natural levels of tannin, Oak is fungus resistant and naturally insect repellent.
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