There are several different types of oak which are regularly used in contemporary furniture.
Natural oak wood, is the most popular form of oak, has a natural brown colour running through it.
Tiger Oak wood has an appearance similar to brown oak, but is much more stripy.
Pippy Oak has what is known as a cat’s paw appearance on its surface.
Finally, Bog Oak wood is an extremely rare type of oak, and therefore less widely used than other types of oak wood. It is naturally dark in colour, this bog oak has been obtained after several hundred years preservation in a peat bog. As you may expect, its rarity is often reflected in the price.
When you have decided that you would like to choose oak furniture it is important to ask yourself a few questions first. Oak is a versatile wood and can be used to create modern and contemporary furniture as well as traditional varieties. It is available in a whole variety of stains and finishes which is how Furniture Barn’s designed furniture is able to fit in so well with all styles of home.
If you have a very new stylish house with modern furniture, then it is best to purchase oak furniture that is lighter rather than darker. Darker furniture is much more suitable for very traditional houses. The next consideration to make is whether or not you will purchase solid oak furniture or that which simply has an oak veneer. Of course solid oak is more expensive.
Furniture Barn’s range of furniture include living room furniture, dining room furniture and bedroom furniture. Lovely oak side tables, oak lamp tables, oak sideboards and oak coffee tables are also available.
Oak range of hand crafted oak furniture is popular in every room, from the oak dining table that sits a 4 to 6 diners on special occasions to the typical bedroom oak furniture. However, when it comes to the living room, careful consideration is given to comfort, what is more pleasing to the eye and how at home one feels.