Thursday, 26 January 2012

Oak in interior design

Whether you require an oak panelled room, an oak floor or just a piece of furniture you need to know exactly what to expect. Oak furniture should suit your personal requirements, so gathering sufficient information about oak in interior design is the first step to take. One should definitely think through their options before investing their pocket fulls of money in oak furniture, which belongs to the most tasteful and stylish woods in interior design.

When I think of oak the following words come into my mind: medieval, solid, and hand carved. But then I actually think that one of the biggest advantages of using oak in interior design is that it can be used for a wider variety of styles from traditional oak designs to contemporary oak furniture . The two top qualities of oak that you should know about are strength and hardwearing. Thanks to its outstanding wear resistance its commonly used for wall panneling or designing dining sets. For example oak dining tables from Top Furniture (pick above) seem to have all what you potentially would expect from oak . I really like how the management of the company describes their attitude to producing oak furniture: They say “You get what you pay for in furniture like most other things in life”. This could not be more accurate. Obviously you would like your furniture to be top quality, reflecting your taste but you need to be prepared for spending more than you would potentially do when buying for example pine furniture, which might be offputing for some.

However, what is worth pointing out, is that oak is very natural wood with every board being as different as a humans fingerprints. Have you noticed? Some say its sometimes hard to avoid deviations in colour and surface texture . However, I think this is exactly what gives an oak its unique character. The oak has been the predominant timber tree in Europe since prehistoric times according to the british tree guide and has definitely earned reputation for longevity and great quality throughout its long history.

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