Why Choose Oak?

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Why Choose Oak?

While there is a tremendous selection of wooden furniture on the market, the wood that is most sought after is oak. Therefore, the question has to be: why oak? To answer that simple query we need to ask a few others.

Oak Tree

What Motivates To Choose Oak?

It may appear obvious, but when settling on what wooden furniture we want in our house, the first thing we look at are appearances. Oak furniture has a widespread appeal that few other kinds of wood can rival.

For example, some people see mahogany furniture as the height of fashion, but others simply don’t like it. Seemingly because of it’s striking colour and impressive designs.

Other people love the rustic appeal of dark mango furniture. But again, while it is unquestionably gorgeous furniture, it’s the sort of finish that attracts those with more exotic pallets. Oak seems to transcend this but maintains its luxurious charm.

If you want to learn more about how to not get swindled when buying Oak Furniture feel free to check out my other blog post about Buying Oak Furniture.

Is Oak More Than Just A Pretty Face?

The grain of genuine solid oak, with its subtle striation that hinges around a distinctive light golden colour, is not just a piece of beauty. The tightness of the grain is a sign of its strength and durability. It also means that it can be formed into intricate designs without causing weakness.

Again, these complex details aren't purely decorative. A feature of truly high-quality wooden furniture is the application of handcrafted dovetail joints. These joints are traditionally solid, and can only be made using high-quality wood. Oak is excellent for this kind of joinery.

Is Oak Easy To Live With?

Yes. In fact, as long as you steer clear of shoddy quality furniture (which is constructed using oak veneers, not solid oak), you will discover oak is one of the easiest kinds of furniture to care for.

Simply dust your furniture without using cleaning products (these will damage the timber), and apply a thin coat of Danish oil every so often. You don’t have to do anything else! Simple.

Oak Direct

As the name implies, at Oak Direct we have established a company around oak furniture. You can be assured that you are getting high-quality furniture, backed up with our extensive specialist expertise and superior customer service.

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