Raw Materials & Process

Raw Materials & Process 0


In the past years. We are aiming to make real solid furniture to be affordable for every families in New Zealand for our environment and our future generations. 


Where The Wood From 

Most of our raw timber are imported from north American Appalachian forest including Oak, Cherry and Black Walnut only FAS grade. We are carefully monitor the timber we used on our furniture has minimum the wood knot and color difference.


About FAS Grade Lumber

Hardwood lumber grading is a complex process using rules maintained by the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA:  The NHLA rules were designed to provide the furniture industry a mathematically measurable method to grade lumber for its amount of clear, defect free wood. 

 Oak is not Rubber wood 

A lot of people are confusing about Oak and Rubber wood, they are totally DIFERENT types of wood. Oak is growing in North America, Europe and Russian, they have clear large beautiful grain and used on royal furniture over 100 years. The Rubber wood is growing in south east Asia area with no beautiful grain with small black dots in very low price.   


North American Black Walnut - The presence of luxurious


Luxurious with beautiful color and dignity are the best words of the description of the North American Black Walnut. Slow growing with very high density makes the price stand on the top range of the world in lumber industry.

Some top world designed houses are using black walnut for part of the renovation as well as luxury cars such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley.


New Zealand Pine - The World Best Soft Wood 

There are many types of pine wood in the world, but NZ pine is the best soft wood in furniture making industry. NZ pine is also named as Radiata Pine also has a wide uses in decking, fencing, exterior cladding, window sashes, pergolas, landscaping, shingles, barge boards and exterior trim.


We use NZ pine on some of our furniture as subsidiary material such as the bed frame slats to make sure the frame support the maximum weight. 


Environmental Friendly Paint 

Environment friendly is big topic in the world, we are all working hard to keep our earth cleaning as human being for our future generations. We are closely monitoring the painting oil we used on our furniture has minimum methanol, VOC and benzene.


Craftmanship Accomplish The Top Quality Standard 


Every piece of furniture we make went through hundreds of manufacturing process to become a piece of art for your home.








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About Oak furniture - How good they are...

About Oak furniture - How good they are... 1

These days, people can choose over a variety of furniture options. Furniture prepared from expensive as well as cheap materials is available readily. Similarly, oak furniture is gaining widespread popularity due to its various advantages. The oak wood is durable and long lasting. One can also craft beautiful designs in them. If fact with proper care, you can continue using these oak furniture NZ for even a century.

Oak is available in different color schemes. This implies that you can get hold of various hues of drawers to choose from. Also, it is possible to procure oak furniture with the same color as the interiors of your room. Oak wood is known to be scratch, stain and dust resistance; hence it does not need regular cleaning like other woods. With detailed finishing, oak furniture presents the most exquisite piece of art. Oak’s beauty is incomparable, since the rich tinge is absent in most other custom timber furniture.

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What Are Our Brand Concepts

What Are Our Brand Concepts 0


1. Solid wooden furniture, eco friendly for the global future.

Since Oak Furniture Store & Sofas started in NZ from 2014. We have been kept our best effort to making and selling 100% solid wooden furniture, No strictly not allowed MDF, chipboards and any artificial material to be used on any piece of our furniture products.



2. We care about the quality and details.

Strict selection of the raw timbers, keep upgrading the painting supplier to make sure always the most eco-friendly paint to be used on our furniture. We have been kept using traditional ways of wooden cabinet NZ making skills on all the joints and backs. Our QA team carefully inspects every piece produced before packaging.



Our designing team keeps updating the world newest designs in the furniture industry not only for the look, but also we make them more functional for your home & Living.



4. Affordability

It is the most important thing to make every New Zealander could afford solid hardwood furniture for their own loved home and their children are growing up in a healthier environment.



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How Our Quality Assurance work!

How Our Quality Assurance work! 0

As Oak Furniture Store's Quality Assurance, I know that consumers browsing the web could be forgiven for thinking that many similar items of the wooden cabinet in New Zealand are in fact identical. It is therefore my responsibility to illustrate the difference between different pieces of furniture. A reputable manufacturer such as ourselves will take the time to point out signs of the quality of the timber used to make the furniture, as opposed to some Internet traders, who may care only for the sale and not the substance. I hope that the following guide will help you, a valued customer, to understand how our products differ to those of some other online retailers.

Here are two bedsides wooden cabinet NZ in order to inspect and compare the quality of the two pieces. To the naked eye, the two cabinets look very similar in style and seem to be made from a similar type of wood. The bedside on the left I purchased online for $255. It was advertised as being made of solid oak. The bedside on the right is our own factory manufactured product, from the sought-after Cambridge range. The first difference to mention is the design of both items. The bedside drawer on the left has a square top. However, the Cambridge chest of drawers has a bevelled machined top. This adds to the uniqueness of its design and hence its appeal as a stylish item of bedroom furniture. Next there is the question of colour.

The Cambridge has the same colour throughout, whereas the other bedside has lighter drawer fronts and darker legs. The left hand side drawer is not in fact made of solid oak, thus it is lighter than the Cambridge bedside which is made from grade A North American White Oak. This is why on the Cambridge product the colour remains consistent throughout. Now let’s delve deeper. I can clearly see that the $255 bedside has a different backing, namely a sheet of very cheap plywood which has been stapled on. Our Oak Furniture Store’s Cambridge range bedside on the other hand has a full solid oak back. This ensures quality and full stability to the unit. Another point to mention is the tops of the units from behind. The unit on the left isn’t in fact a solid top. Instead, it has a ‘sandwich’ of timber, made up of a cheaper timber with just a slither of an oak veneered top. The Cambridge range top on the right has a solid top throughout, again manufactured from grade A North American White Oak. My job as Quality Inspector is to ensure that all our pieces are made only from this sought-after material. This photograph shows the internal construction of the $255 bedside. It demonstrates that the drawer frame is actually constructed from soft wood pine which meets a sheet of plywood at the back. From a Quality Inspector’s point of view, this type of corner cutting is unacceptable.

By looking at the internal side of the chest I can also see that the material is not oak. It is in fact the back of a slice of oak veneer. This demonstrates that the unit in question has complete oak veneer sides, supported with a pine cross bar panel. To the right is an image of the internal Oak Furniture Shops in NZ manufactured unit. The difference is immediately clear. You can see the solid oak back, the solid oak drawer runners, solid oak cross bars and of course the solid oak sides to the units. This unit is clearly 100% solid American White Oak. The differences will continue to astound you, so read on.








As you can see above pictures, the drawer slider on both cabinets are different. There is no wooden cabinet NZ rail on the left-hand unit, the drawer box is sitting on soft pine to slide in and out, which is a much cheaper material, whereas our Cambridge drawer box is manufactured from 100% solid oak with center oak sliding rail, which is the best sliding system for solid hardwood furniture. 

By this point you have probably fully understood the differences in these units. There is, however, one further point to consider, a point which I, as Quality Inspector, feel is important for you, the customer, to note. The Cambridge range is clearly made of solid oak, whilst its lesser counterpart is simply an oak frame filled with a middle veneer. This is what causes the shade difference between the two. Of course, the view below is also a great view to demonstrate the huge differences in the actual size of the bedsides too! From studying this series of pictures, it is clear to see the difference between buying an item of furniture from a trader online or purchasing an item from a reputable manufacturer such as myself. It is simple to buy direct a 100% Solid North American wood furniture unit from Woods Furniture. Hopefully you can see the full advantages of ordering from the direct manufacturer, namely real value for your money! But even the QA admits that they look the same on the Internet: Of course, we know now that these two products are totally different. Luckily, you have found our website, where you can order your top quality 100% solid oak furniture direct from us at Oak Furniture Store & Sofas the actual manufacturer. This ensures that you get the finest quality furniture direct at the lowest price, instead of some cheap imitation. Oak Furniture Store & Sofas – Solid oak furniture, built to last, as guaranteed by me, the Oak Furniture Store & Sofas Quality Assurance .

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