What makes Oak so popular?

What makes oak such a popular choice? There are so many materials to choose from these days that we have no need to purchase wood and yet, people love it. Oak is one of the most widely used woods for furniture and here we take a look at why this is.


There is something about oak that is simply beautiful. The visible grains and finish just ooze style, quality and sophistication. When the oak is treated, the varnish shows up all the grains and offers a stunning contrast. It is the kind of attractive wood that is perfect for feature pieces of furniture that you want to stand out, like dining or coffee tables.

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Whilst easy to work with, oak is incredibly strong. Furniture or constructions made from oak can hold a good deal of weight and will last for many years. Ideal for family furniture, oak is scratch resistant and will also soak up small amounts of moisture with no ill effects. The wonderful thing about oak is that, unlike other materials, it looks better as it ages. What other material can you say that about?

Universal Appeal

Oak easily fits in with any décor and can be co-ordinated with a contemporary or more traditional interior design. It can also be combined a multitude of other materials and does not steal the show unless you want it to. The benefits of choosing oak mean you get completely unique pieces as the grains will be different on every single item of furniture. No two pieces will ever be the same and this can add a real rustic warmth to your home.

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Oak is a reasonably priced wood choice that requires very little maintenance. A biannual polish should be the only treatment a piece of oak needs. It’s easy to remove any dents or scratches too with a bit of a buff. Oak can also be sanded down if you love the antique look and want to restore aged oak to its former glory. If you’re thinking about having an Oak CarPort fitted then visit http://www.bespoaktimberframes.co.uk/portfolio_page/oak-carport/ for more information.

Your Choice

Oak can be treated through staining which gives you the chance to showcase your creativity and have any style or colour you want for your décor. You can have the wood natural or treat it to shades of different colours. Light or dark staining means that your oak will fit in with whatever scheme you desire for your home. It’s a very versatile wood.

The round-up

Oak is a solid choice and a solid wood that won’t let you down. People who work with wood love it because it’s easy to work with and very abundant. The grain patterns are never the same, meaning every piece of oak furniture or item constructed from has a unique and individual pattern. It is easy to maintain, offers scratch and moisture resistance and can be adapted to suit any style of décor, modern or rustic.