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What to look for when buying oak furniture

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on November 06 2019

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When buying oak furnitureWhen buying oak furniture, look for pieces that are well constructed. The joints between pieces should be securely joined and you should not be able to see any gaps between parts. Always check that the furniture is made of oak only and not oak veneers. With oak veneers, oak is glued over pieces constructed from cheaper woods. If the price sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Veneer oak can start to show signs of wear soon after purchase, so despite its true oak finish, underneath it is just cheap wood. It has the appeal of an oak finish without the strong, durable characteristics of solid oak.

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Always check the dimensions of your room before buying furniture. Solid oak furniture can be large and heavy, so consider the size and shape of the room and try to avoid buying oversized pieces for small spaces. Make sure you have an entryway large enough to fit the furniture before placing it in your new home.

Solid oak furniture will last for centuries and can be passed down as family heirlooms. New oak furniture should have no indentations and every horizontal plane, such as the top surface of chair arms or the surface of a table, should be level. The surface of the furniture should feel smooth and look attractive. Oak that has been coated or stained should still retain its uniform appearance. The grain should be clear all the way through with a warm, natural look.

Before purchasing high quality oak furniture, take the time to research it, be critical and verify that you are getting an excellently designed piece of furniture. This will help you find a beautiful piece of solid oak furniture for your home that you can enjoy for years to come.

Our range of Nordic style furniture Nordic style y LOFT has plenty of variety for your home. From solid oak benches and dining tables to computer desks and filing cabinets, you are sure to find the perfect combination of furniture.

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