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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.

Top five types of real wood furniture

Monday, December 6th, 2010

When buying wooden furniture for your home there are many things to consider, such as how it will fit in with the rest of your furnishings and decorations, how long it will last and how expensive it is. To help you in your decision we present to you here a rundown of the qualities of some of the most common and popular forms of wood furniture.

Pine – Pine furniture is softwood, and so it is relatively inexpensive, but less durable than some forms of hardwood furniture. Aesthetically, pine furniture is light in colour and so provides a bright airy ambience to rooms in which it inhabits. Pine is particularly good for bookcases and children’s bedroom furniture.

Mahogany - Mahogany is one of the more expensive types of furniture. A hardwood, it was particularly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Its deep shades and attractive grains make it a very beautiful addition to the home, however its relatively expensive price can make it unaffordable to many families looking for real wood furniture. It is also not very environmentally friendly, as mahogany trees have become rare in modern times, and take a long time to grow.

Oak - An excellent choice for those with a little more money to spend who are looking for highly attractive wood furniture that will last a lifetime. Oak is a popular hardwood and is quite heavy by nature, so is not suitable for furniture which will be moved around often.

Ash – Also a hardwood, ash furniture has a distinctive grain, and is usually built to be durable, making it good for furniture that will be used every day.

Maple – Also extremely durable, maple is a lightly coloured hardwood, and good for chest of drawers, bookcases and other forms of furniture around the home.