If you’ve every gone shopping for furniture (and let’s face it, who hasn’t), you’ll have noticed there’s a lot of choice out there and with prices ranging from a few quid, to thousands of pounds, it’s difficult to know when you’re getting value for money. When you think of solid oak furniture, you think many things; quality, robust, rustic, grainy, long-lasting… you also think EXPENSIVE! Well, let’s be honest, oak furniture isn’t cheap, but there’s a reason for that, and who wants cheap anyway?
Solid Oak Furniture (compared to flat pack alternatives) is well-built and built to last. Quality marks like dovetail joints, tongue and groove panels, metal fixtures, all make oak a long-term investment that will last for years rather than months.
But there’s more to it than that. The guys over at Furniture Plus have commissioned a fantastic infographic showing how much time and effort goes into it before the timber even reaches the furniture maker. Did you know it takes up to 50 years for an oak to mature?
When you bring this cycle of life into the equation, it’s much easier to appreciate the price tag. So, put your budget limitations out of mind and choose the piece of furniture that speaks to you on an emotional level; choose something that will bring character to your home for many years to come.
Check out their infographic and see for yourself what’s involved in choosing the best acorns, nurturing a sapling and growing a fully mature oak tree ready to mill for timber and manufacture the furniture you see in the shops…Read More