Wood Furniture Guide

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Wooden furniture has been used in homes for centuries, and it is as popular now as it’s ever been. Over the years, wood has been used not only for furnishings but also for flooring, building ships, and constructing houses. Its reputation stems from its strength; it is a hard-wearing, durable material that won’t break easily. Not only do these pieces last well, but they can also add a touch of class and elegance to a home – they come in many different shades, can be painted any colour, and are adaptable to whatever style your home may be decorated in.

Hardwoods come from deciduous trees such as oak, mahogany, teak and walnut and are generally sturdier than softwoods. They are often more expensive, but you get what you pay for; oak furniture and walnut furniture are compatible with many different finishes, creating a smoother, glossier look.

Teak furniture is also extremely strong and resistant to rotting.
Softwoods, on the other hand, come from coniferous trees – including cedar and pine - and are generally more affordable and thought to be more environmentally friendly. Pine is one of the most popular softwoods, as it can be painted or varnished easily to create different styles.

It is generally advisable to go with dark wood if the rest of your décor is light, and light wood if the rest of the décor is dark; too many dark colours can make a room dull and depressing, whereas too many light colours together can give the room a washed-out look.

Solid oak furniture is popular for its strength and durability. You can get oak furniture to suit any style – traditional, rustic, antique, contemporary and modern. There are also many different kinds of oak wood, from reclaimed and reproduction, to weathered and limed finishes if you want a more vintage look.

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