Oak in all of its varieties is considered a hard wood and is regarded as the most desirable form of wood to use in the construction of high quality furniture. Due to its long-term popularity Oak is becoming increasingly rare when compared to other hard woods. At Oak Furniture Solutions we are strongly committed to sourcing our products from only the best managed resources, ensuring that all of our products are crafted from renewable resources.
Owing to its beautiful grain structure, which differs depending on the variety, Oak is incredibly durable, long-lasting and strong. Oak is also excellent for working, holding nails and screws well and staining well to any colour. For these reasons Oak was the wood of choice for the early English craftsmen and was a lavish, revered material for American Colonists. As such Oak was the wood of choice for the construction of countless sturdy antiques, including doors, windows, church pews, floors and, of course, quality furniture.
Oak grain reflects light, adding to its attractiveness. The patterning of Oak is distinctive, desirable and totally unique.
American White Oak
American White oak is sourced largely from the Eastern side of the United States, from Maine to Texas. Light in colouration, White Oak is one of the most durable forms of wood available and is easily matched between ranges.
European oak holds similar qualities to American White Oak, but offers a more golden yellow colouration. Much of Europe’s Oak is sourced from England, Russia and the East of the continent, especially Poland.
Red oak grows exclusively in North America and is found further north than any other variety of Oak. Red Oak trees take over 20 years to mature and live on average for 300 years. Whilst still incredibly strong, Red Oak is less durable than White Oak.
Oak Furniture Solutions is the leading supplier of quality Oak Furniture online in the UK, with the lowest prices online. We offer an extensive portfolio of Solid Oak furniture ranges to suit every taste and budget and deliver direct to our customers’ homes. Our Oak Furniture collections include timeless designs for the bedroom, living space, dining areas, kitchen, home office and children’s rooms alongside a wide selection of occasional pieces.