Oak Furniture Advantages: General Overview, Pros & Cons



General Overview

Oak is one of the versatile hardwoods and the furniture products made out of it are known as Oak Furniture. It has a unique texture, grain, and color palette which can suit various decorative aesthetics and can also be found in various different style options. If the Oak furniture is properly cared & treated, it can last for the generations to come.
Is Oak an Expensive wood?
Oak is mostly used for flooring & furniture because its grains are loved by the people. It is the one wood which is available in the most stable cutting option. The stable white oak is less expensive than other hardwoods such as cherry.

Pros & Cons Of Oak Furniture

Pros

Durability: Oak Furniture is very much durable and can last for years & generations to come if properly taken care.
Wood Grain: Oak has an attractive wood grain which is mostly loved by the people purchasing the Oak Furniture.
Warp: Oak Furniture doesn't easily warp with time and it is also less likely that it will warp with the direct sunlight.
Water Resistance: Oak Furniture has good water resistant properties due to which it can withstand the moisture if exposed to it.
Wide Options: Oak can be used in the making of a wide number of furniture products as its products are available from the dining room tables to the bed frames and everything in between.

Cons:

Expensive: Oak Furniture is expensive in nature which can be deterrent at the time of purchasing.
Scratches: Oak Furniture is easily stretchable irrespective of its remarkable strength and the sharp objects can damage the beauty of the furniture.
Heavy: Oakwood is very heavy so if the oak furniture has to be shifted from one place to another, it will require a lot of labor.
Heat & Sunlight: Oak Furniture must not be placed on a heated floor as it can damage the wood and also it should be kept away from direct sunlight as it is not good for the oak wood.
Moisture: Oak can withstand the moisture but not constantly because moisture spoils the wood grain and that is the reason all spills from oak must be wiped out as soon as they occur.
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