What is oak veneer?
Oak veneer is the premium cuts of oak that are sliced and then glued to a thick man-made board backing. This creates a very attractive grain appearance on the selected panels.
Why is oak veneer used in selected panels?
Oak veneer is used in selected panels to improve appearance of the oak grain and also to increase the strength and stability. Since veneer is glued with a waterproof adhesive to a stable man-made board it produces a surface that will not warp or split over time.
Solid oak panels can move slightly (expansion and contraction) with temperature changes from summer to the winter months and this can cause very slight splitting in the joints.
Therefore most manufacturers choose to use veneers in the large flat oak panels as this not only can improve the appearance of the furniture but also increases the life and stability of the furniture for years to come.
Advantages of Oak Veneer?
* Oak veneer creates a very attractive grain appearance on the panel.
* Oak veneer makes the selected panels more stable and stops them from warping or splitting over time.
* Oak veneers can reduce the cost for the furniture so you get better value for money.
It's a myth that oak veneers are bad,
Providing the oak veneer is of a good quality and is applied to a thick back board it is designed to increase the life of the furniture.
Certain furniture retailers try to brainwash customers saying that veneers are bad and generally when people think "Oak Veneer" they think peeling strips of oak off the corners and tops. This is an old way of thinking. Manufacturing methods have improved greatly over the last 10 years and the quality of our oak veneers is very impressive.
We only use the best oak veneers in a way that is designed to improve the look and life of the furniture we sell.
See example of veneers in cupboard door panels.
Oak furniture has always been a popular choice, whether you're looking for a striking dining room set, a rustic coffee table or stunning sideboard for your entrance hallway, oak creates a warm, rustic look that simply never goes out of style.
There are a variety of reasons that oak is such a popular choice for many people, and among those reasons versatility comes out on top. It's warm, honey colour, suits a range of styles and complements both character and contemporary homes. As oak is a very dense, hard wood, it doesn't scratch or damage easily, so oak furniture is always a solid investment that will last for years. Because oak is so durable, it needs very little maintenance to keep it in good condition - simply dusting your oak furniture will keep it in good condition for years to come.So whether you've fallen in love with the warm oak style, or are simply looking for a striking feature piece of furniture that will make your house a home, we've got a wide range of stunning pieces to choose from.
See other ranges below
Cheshire Oak furniture is fast becoming our most popular range of oak. We have been taken by surprise by the popularity of the Cheshire oak. With its modern D-shaped handles yest traditional oak colour it will fit in well into any style of home.
Rustic Oak This classic country style traditional oak range is very popular. There is a solid range of bedroom, living room and occasional furniture in this category
Hereford Rustic OakThis Hereford Rustic Oak furniture collection oozes timeless country charm. The frames are chunky in design and the solid oak furniture frames stand on tapered feet that perfectly complement the Rustic look.
The Soho Curved Oak range is a welcomed addition to any modern home. Contemporary designs that are hand made using traditional construction methods. This furniture is built to last a lifetime and you will no doubt be impressed by the superior quality and finish of each piece.
London Oak also has a nice light finish crossed with a contemporary minimalist approach to design. This too has proved a popular range.
The French Louis Oak furniture range combines elegant French styling with traditional time honoured construction methods giving a range that is both desirable and practical for everyday use.
We believe we offer great value for money with our oak furniture and remember we offer free delivery on everything and we are online only meaning you pay the cheapest price because we have no massive outlets to rent or pushy sales people to employ to try to sell you insurance, lotions and potions. - We care more about Oak Furniture.