Oak Furniture Buyers Guide

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Oak furniture speaks of solidity and permanence. "Solid oak" furnishings are the basic, wonderful wood pieces that can truly make a home comfortable and inviting and be lovely for the office as well. Drawing from a world market, only the best woods are used and harvested from sustainable forests. Even the "reclaimed" oak is just new wood with a distressed finish to resemble reclaimed. A light lacquer is used to finish the wood so that the natural grain can come through clearly. Whilst utilizing sustainable wood materials gathered around the world, oak furniture is built to last and styled in design ranges sure to match with interior decor currently chosen.

Indeed, the oak wood does come from all over the world, from the Americas, the woods of Russia and elsewhere. Each piece is naturally unique because of the grains sported. Still, the company is environmentally conscious and will use wood gathered from sustainable forests that are re-planted for maintenance of tree growth over time. The wood should be put to use in fine furniture, but there needs to be a looking out for the future, not just a depletion of supplies for quick profit. We want to leave healthy forests behind us always.

To be sure, the furnishings are all densely, compactly constructed. Artfully crafted, with joints closely matching grains for a smooth, continuous look. Some finishes combine lacquer and wax for just the right shine to enhance the style and natural grain. This process also protects the surface of the wood from moisture and resists scratching. Durability and strength is the achievement desired with each piece of oak furniture.

There are six basic oak design ranges from which to choose in order to coordinate with any interior decor. Here are the six choices offering ample selections:

- Calgary Rustic Oak
The Calgary Rustic Oak is simple, uncomplicated and truly of countryside charm. This look is sure to fit in with the more rustic design style in room design.

- Contemporary Oak or Milano Oak
The Contemporary Oak is modern and sleekly crafted for the smooth lines and more minimalist attitude. The atmosphere of the room will be stylishly understated.

- Reclaimed Oak
The Reclaimed Oak look is definitely rustic and takes on the feeling of permanence because it looks as if it has had the wear and tear of previous generations and the history that comes from time.

- Vancouver Oak
The Vancouver Oak furniture is versatile to fit with the more modern or traditional decors. The solid-built appearance plainly speaks of its durability and timelessness.

- Pascal
The Pascal range is traditional French. There is a bit of elegance and a hint of the French countryside charm in these oak furnishings.

- Richmond Oak
The Richmond Oak collection is built from Russian oak. The air is contemporary, displaying the natural grains of the wood to an art.

From these collections can be chosen the best design style of fine oak furniture to fit the decor of any room.
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This article was written by Chris Cook of PineSolutions.co.uk, experts in pine and oak furniture. Visit our site for more expert furniture shopping advice.

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This article was published on 2010/12/17