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The Difference Between Oak and Pine Furniture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Oak and Pine are often used to make furniture.

Pine tends to be a soft wood but is fairly hard wearing and is much lighter in weight than pine is. Pine grows at a faster rate than Oak which is why it is cheaper. Pine is available in its natural white-wood but can also be waxed or stained in a variety of colours.

Oak tends to take longer to grow and the tree needs more tending to which is why it is more expensive than Pine. Oak is usually stained to enhance the natural grain in it and been a hardwood it is stronger and will last many years if  looked after properly.