Add a touch of luxury to your home with a piece of dark wood furniture. Dark wood furniture is typically very sturdy and acts as a good centrepiece to your room. Our dark wood furniture includes dark woods such as walnut, mahogany and dark oak.
You may also wish to browse our range of walnut furniture.
Our guide to black and dark wood furniture is designed to give you everything you need to know about buying black and dark wood furniture; from the qualities of black and dark wood furniture to cleaning and caring for your furniture.
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Dark wood furniture encompasses wood types such as walnut, dark oak, sheesham, rosewood and mahogany. It is thought that dark woods, such as mahogany, have been around since prehistoric times. It is first believed to have arrived in Europe in the 16th Century and it has been used for furniture ever since. Mahogany, in particular, resists wood rot, making it ideal for boat construction.
Dark woods have an exotic and rich feel to them, largely due to the fact that the majority of black or dark woods had to be imported in the past. Sheesham or Indian Rosewood is native to the Himalayas and is known for its durability, naturally rich grains and longevity.
Dark wood furniture is renowned for being extremely strong and durable. Dark furniture makes a great centrepiece and adds a genuine air of sophistication. This makes it extremely popular for dining rooms, where dark wood dining tables have the ability to transform a room with just one piece.
Dark wood furniture is also a popular choice for bedroom furniture as the dark wood is calming, rich and exotic. It comes in a huge range of wood types, styles, colours and finishes. At Oak Furniture Solutions, different styles of dark wood furniture are split into ranges.
Lyon Walnut from Bentley Designs is sleek and modern with a rich walnut finish. Jali & Thacket Indian Sheesham is a range crafted from solid Sheesham wood. Crafted by Indian craftsmen, the dark wood range comes complete with wrought iron handles and blackened metalwork for an authentic look. The La Roque Mahogany range is a classic-looking dark wood with slight reddish tones ideal for home office furniture.
Keep your piece of dark wood furniture looking like new with our care guide:
Avoid placing your dark wood furniture in direct sunlight and in front of windows. Light damage is particularly noticeable on dark furniture such as dark oak.
Keep dark wood furniture away from heating and air vents as the change in temperature can cause the wood to swell or shrink
Decorative items kept on the surface of the piece should be moved periodically to ensure that the entire surface remains in its optimum condition and to ensure that the colouration of the furniture matures uniformly.
Dark wood furniture is particularly vulnerable to scratches and water rings. Be sure to use coasters and placemats to limit damage. Hot cups or serving dishes can discolour lacquer or resin based finishes and cause wax finishes to melt.
Do not drag the furniture as this can cause damage to the timber
Dust your furniture regularly as this will remove abrasive build up
Any spillages on dark wood furniture can easily be wiped clean with a damp, lint-free cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the grain. Spillages should be cleared up as quickly as possible, ensuring that the affected area is completely dry afterwards.
If you do happen to dent or chip your piece of dark wood furniture, we suggest repairing it with a touch up filler. These are normally called ‘burn-ins’ and are available from hardware stores.
* Oak Furniture Solutions do not accept any responsibility for any damage caused to furniture by the following of these guidelines. These guidelines are provided as informed suggestions only and are written as general notes for customers. Customers seeking professional, specific after-care advice should either contact us directly or get in touch with a professional polisher or furniture restorer.
At Oak Furniture Solutions, we are delighted to offer a wide range of dark wood furniture for your entire home. You can find our full collection here on our website, organised by room.
We have a good selection of dark wood beds, bedside tables, wardrobes, chests of drawers and more for your bedroom. Our dark wood dining room furniture collection includes rich mahogany dining tables, chairs, sideboards as well as dark wood dining table and chair sets. We stock a large range of dark wood living room furniture pieces including rustic sheesham coffee and occasional tables, matching bookcases, walnut entertainment units, TV cabinets and more.
Most of our dark wood furniture pieces form part of a range so you can find matching pieces to complete your look.