Reclaimed Oak Furniture is furniture created from sustainably-sourced wood. It comes in a range of styles, shades and from a number of sources. Reclaimed oak furniture typically has a distressed appearance, which creates a very unique and authentic look.
On this page you will also find a reclaimed oak furniture buying guide which will equip you with everything you need to shop for reclaimed oak furniture.
Our guide to reclaimed oak furniture is designed to make sure you know everything you need to know about buying reclaimed oak furniture; from its qualities to cleaning and caring for reclaimed oak furniture.
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Reclaimed oak furniture is furniture created from sustainably-sourced wood. Reclaimed oak can come from a range of sources, but is typically wood that was previously used for another purpose (for example, building another structure) and has now been disassembled and used to create a new piece of furniture.
Using reclaimed wood is one of the purest forms of recycling in the construction industry. Each piece of reclaimed oak furniture has its own story and background. Wood sources include homes, buildings, railways and boats amongst others.
Reclaiming wood really took off in the 1980s on the west coast of America when re-using woods began. An increase in environmentally-conscious consumers twinned with decreasing natural resources has seen reclaimed wood furniture go from strength to strength.
Visually, reclaimed oak furniture is very attractive. It is rustic and authentic, offering an aged charm.
Although reclaimed oak is a little older, it still possesses its original qualities and appearance. It is sturdy, solid with unique knots and grains.
Reclaimed oak is available in a range of shades and styles including light, medium and dark oak.
We stock a varied selection of reclaimed oak furniture. Vancouver Reclaimed Oak is made from solid European Oak and is golden in colour complimented with rustic plate brass handles. For a richer, and slightly darker oak, take a look at the Santana Reclaimed Oak range. This reclaimed oak range has a rich patina and brings lots of character to a room.
Reclaimed oak furniture has already lived a rich and varied life, but it still needs to be cared for as if it were new. Follow our simple suggestions to keep your reclaimed oak furniture looking good:
Avoid placing your furniture too close to radiators or other sources of heat, as extreme temperatures can trigger slight movement in the timber and dry it out.
Lamps and other 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 evenly and uniformly.
Any spillages should be cleared up as quickly as possible, ensuring that the affected area is completely dry afterwards.
Do not drag the furniture as this can cause damage to the timber
For reclaimed oak furniture items with a lacquer finish:
Any spillages on lacquered oak furniture can easily be wiped clean with a damp, lint-free cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the grain
For oak furniture items with an oil finish:
Oil-finished oak furniture should be re-oiled every 3-6 months. This will prevent the colour looking dull and the surface becoming dry.
If the surface of your oil-finished oak furniture becomes scratched or marked, it can be restored by gently removing the scratches using a piece of wire wool or very fine sandpaper before re-coating in oil.
For oak furniture items with a wax finish
Pieces of wax-finished oak furniture should be re-waxed periodically
* 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.
Oak is our speciality and we’re pleased to offer a huge range of reclaimed oak furniture for every room in the house. You can find our full collection here on our website, organised by room.
For your bedroom we have a good selection of reclaimed oak beds, bedside tables, wardrobes, chests of drawers and more. Our reclaimed oak dining room furniture collection includes reclaimed oak dining tables, chairs, reclaimed oak sideboards and dressers as well as reclaimed oak dining table and chair sets.
Most of our reclaimed oak furniture pieces form part of a range so you can find matching pieces to complete your look.