We all like to save as much money as we can but when you’re choosing furniture for your home, it’s best to think about quality and durability, as choosing furniture made from cheaper materials can be a false economy. Take a few moments to read our guide to oak furniture and see whether it’s the right choice for your home.
Spring and summer are the best times of year to de-clutter your home, and also a great time to start any DIY projects or redecorating. Throw out your tired old wood veneer furniture and invest in high quality solid oak furniture that will stand the test of time.
Oak is a hardwood, and most oak furniture is handcrafted, meaning that you are minimising your carbon footprint by choosing to buy solid oak furniture. Because each piece is crafted by hand, hours of work and devotion go into each piece, and it’s easy to see the care taken when looking at a piece of solid oak furniture. From coffee tables to wardrobes and dining tables, oak furniture is beautifully made and designed to last.
Oak furniture creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home, and it looks as good in traditional styled home as it does in a contemporary flat. You can choose oak furniture for just one room of your home, or create a coherent style by purchasing an oak piece for each room. Oak coffee tables are a particularly popular product and are great for families with younger children. Because Oak is so durable, it withstands knocks and scratches and still looks great.
You can leave your oak furniture untreated – many pieces of oak furniture come with a natural waxed finish to protect the wood. If you want to varnish or paint your furniture, you can do this, but bear in mind you’re covering up the natural beauty of the wood if you paint it. Antique oak furniture often needs a wax or varnish applied to protect it and enhance its beauty – you’ll find that oak furniture grows more beautiful with age.
Wax and oil don't only give a nice finish to your oak furniture but also protect it from staining and water. In order to protect your furniture better you should avoid putting it in direct sunlight. No hot items are to be put directly on it as well - you can use trivets or heavy mats.
Oak furniture continues to grow in popularity in the UK, and with so many online retailers offering great deals on oak furniture for the bedroom, living room and dining room, it has never been easier to find solid oak furniture in a variety of styles and finishes for your home at an affordable price.
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