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Old 13th July 2009, 05:34 PM
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Default Pine Or Oak?

Pine Or Oak?
When paying a higher price for oak furniture you do find the quality dramatically improves. For many pieces oak furniture each piece of the item in question has been hand crafted by extremely skilled craftsmen who take dedication and pride in their workmanship. The additional parts such as drilled holes, brackets and handles are much higher standard than cheaper wooden furniture. The best come with wooden dovetailed joints rather than ugly fixtures.
When it comes to the deciding on whether to choose pine or oak furniture there are a couple of things which make a difference but it can also boil down to a matter of choice. Pine as a wood is usually cheaper than oak due to oak taking longer to grow which increases its price. As well as a more expensive price, oak has superior strength compared to pine although they are both known to have a high strength, oak has the edge by far though.
Oak has a higher weight than pine to so is suited to more long life pieces of wooden furniture such as a oak dining tables and chairs as these can take a large amount of bangs, knocks and spills over its lifetime. Pine has a much lighter weight so has been a choice for bedroom furniture such as a pine double wardrobe and makes it much easier to move pine bedroom furniture around when you want to change the layout, or to another room or even moving house.
Whichever range of furniture you go for be it oak or pine; do remember to take careful measurements before purchasing any piece of wooden furniture. Measuring your current furniture if it is being replaced is worthwhile and then comparing those measurements which those given on retailers websites. Even the smallest of measurements could possibly mean your new oak wardrobe for example does not fit in the alcove your current wardrobe currently stands. Another aspect is double checking you have enough angle to move any large piece of pine or oak furniture up the stairs, especially if your stairwell has a turn or two in it or you live in a cottage. It has been known for people in cottages to have their upstairs windows removed to be able to have their furniture delivered.
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Old 13th July 2009, 09:17 PM
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I would, if I had the choice, go for oak every time. I think oak is a beautiful wood and the quality shows. Pine has a horrible yellow colour that I can't stand although, that being the cheapest option, my house is full of!
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Old 14th July 2009, 12:19 PM
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Like yourself Rachelle, I too would go for oak everytime over pine, though oak can be rather expensive. I do have a couple of pieces of furniture and some shelving that I have had made for me out of a cheaper wood, and then I've stained them with a quality oak finish. Very effective and not at all expensive.
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Old 3rd September 2014, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: Pine Or Oak?

Your right about the quality, oak trumps pine. I like the idea above about the oak stain though.

How about trying online only oak retailers? They might have lower overheads you see. It's worth a try
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Old 13th October 2014, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Pine Or Oak?

Oak is more solid and it last longer, i know it more expensive but you get much more wear out of oak furniture then pine. We sell much more oak furniture.
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Old 29th July 2016, 06:34 PM
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Iíd go with oak rather than pine even if it means having to pay more. Itís durable and looks lovelier than pine. Iíd rather settle for something more expensive than buy an item thatíll make me regret the decision in the end.
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Old 29th July 2016, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Pine Or Oak?

Oak is a better choice. We have a few items at home made out of it and they all still look great. I've tried Pine before, but wasn't satisfied with it at all.
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Old 13th August 2016, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: Pine Or Oak?

I'd go with oak. It's far more durable than pine. Although, you'd have to be willing to spend more if you plan to go with that option.
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Old 13th August 2016, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Pine Or Oak?

I'd go with Pine. I think it's just a matter of preference. Oak is okay, too, especially in terms of durability. However, I still like Pine better.
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Old 13th August 2016, 03:53 PM
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Default Re: Pine Or Oak?

Having the same sentiment with Kathryn. Oak is great. I know many people who love it. However, i prefer Pine. not because it is more durable but because I just like it more. Hope I'm making sense.
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