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Top Collection at Oak Furniture Store

Top Collection at Oak Furniture Store 0

Furniture – be it sofas, tables, beds, or something else, lend a lot of personality to any space. So, if you are someone who is wanting to add some dash and design to your home, office or home office then we are certain that your search will end here at Oak Furniture Store & Sofas!

With a mission to build good quality, affordable and accessible furniture pieces, Oak Furniture Store & Sofas was setup in 2014. Since then, till now we have made it a point to make beautiful, high quality and solid hard wood furniture accessible to every family in the New Zealand. Further, to help you choose and also so that you can filter out your options we have curated this list of the best furniture product range we have for you.

We have enlisted our best furniture collections below. So, before you go and check out our wider than the widest product ranges, make sure you read through the following.

Given below are our best furniture collections and what makes them stand out in the market and fit into your spaces! Here you go!

 

seattlle-oak-furniture

Apt for modern hectic lifestyles, Seattle is a furniture range full of latest, safe and eye-catching products. An amalgamation of classic oak and contemporary designs, it features some of our coolest pieces including dining tables, coffee tables and other furniture pieces.

 

french-rustic-furniture

Carved from the finest oak wood, into elegant and exotic designs, fit for a classic and contemporary space setup, French Rustic is our interpretation of the tasteful and plush French furniture. Browse through diverse pieces for bedrooms, living rooms, home offices and dining rooms and find your perfect match! And you can check all that is available here.

 

 

chamfer-oak-furniture

Expertly crafted, sleek, stylish and new age in design, our Chamfer range is an exemplary combination of style and good quality at affordable prices. We assure you long-lasting furniture as we do for all our product ranges. Here is what all we have in store for you!

 

  

 humbie-oak-furniture

 

Light and airy oak finish, cautious round edges, flat-fronted drawers – overall, Humbie consists of furniture pieces which fit into traditional as well as modern spaces. Go, see for yourself, and we are sure you will get hold of something which pleases you! Would you like to check out? Then, click here!

 

 

parquet-oak-furniture

Styled for classy spaces, Parquet has a variety of drawers, coffee tables, sideboards among others inspired from modern timber block with clear lacquer finish. So if you are someone who likes to keep it subtle yet suitable, here you go. The price range is from $600 to $1500. You can check out our collection here.

 

 

zara-oak-furniture

Made to last a lifetime, intrinsically patterned by our craftsmen and brought to you with all our heart, Zara consists of various furniture pieces. Right from computer desks to dining tables and lamp tables and much more, you will definitely find something for your space. What’s more? It is so, so reasonable and the price range is from $350 to $1300. Click to view!

 

 

prunus-oak-furniture

Developed from American cherry hardwood, the furniture has warm, sunny color tones and sleek finishing. It’s a light yet attractive piece you can own. Check out our Prunus section to view all the pieces and pick up your favourite. 

 

walnut-oak-furniture

To add some exquisite and exotic furniture pieces and make a statement, the Walnut product range is the appropriate one. Dark and dashing it is definitely going to make heads turn. Head on to this section and check out for yourselves!

 

This was just a small set of products we discussed with you. Nut there is a lot more we have got to offer. So, if you are someone who is looking to add something modern or classic, subtle or fancy, for kids or for adults, then Oak Furniture Store & Sofas is here to help you out. Additionally, we also deal in comfortable and fit-for-everyone couches and sofa sets.

 

Reach us out and we have got you covered. Happy shopping!

6 Reasons why Hardwood Furniture

6 Reasons why Hardwood Furniture 0

Looking for the best solid hardwood lifestyle furniture in New Zealand? You are on the right page. There are different types of solid hardwood furniture available here. Wooden furniture never goes out of style no matter what. Teak, Oak, Beech, Mahogany, Walnut, and mango are majorly used for solid wood furniture manufacturing. Let us have a glance at the great benefits of solid wood furniture and why you should buy them for your lavish house -

 

Versatility

Did you know that solid hardwood furniture can look decent in any home aesthetic? Our Seattle Range unleashes the traditional charm of the best quality natural solid oak and gives life to modern styling. Our experts make versatile, robust, and durable solid hardwood furniture pieces to make your house look incredibly stunning. The armoires can go far in completing your room’s traditional look. If you are a furniture lover, we have fun mixing and matching solid wood versatile pieces for you to enhance the royal look of your house.

Seattle Natural Solid Oak Entertainment Unit

Seattle Natural Solid Oak Entertainment Unit - Oak Furniture Store & Sofas 

 

Durability

Gone are those days when companies used to make cheaper materials to make furniture. Oak furniture store uses solid wood that is durable for many years with very little maintenance. The exact years of durability can be known after you choose the type of solid hardwood for your house. Original hardwoods like walnut, white oak, and cherry retain the rich appearance for years together even after heavy and rough use. Buy Humbie range today for a delightful addition to your modern family home styles. 

Humbie Solid Oak Large Bookcase

Humbie Solid Oak Large Bookcase (Coming Soon!) - Oak Furniture Store & Sofas

 

 

Unique Pieces

Each piece of wood is unique in its own way. The variations in the thickness, designs, carvings really pop up when seen all together in the store. Create a well-designed home with Oslo Range made with the finest cuts of solid oak. They are specially selected for their superior grain patterns. Buy our creative endeavor unrivaled with man-made materials today. Wooden desks look royal as compared to metal desks. Own these utterly unique pieces that are seen nowhere else in the world.

Oslo Natural Solid Oak Coffee Table

Oslo Natural Solid Oak Coffee Table - Oak Furniture Store & Sofas 

Customization

Add a finishing and unique touch to your furniture designs with the customization and improve durability as well. If you are looking forward to staining your wood furniture, choose the best colors that you had always dreamt of. Stains give an effective and stunning look to your solid hardwood without sacrificing the wood’s natural grain or texture. Another option is a catalyzed varnish finish that can keep your wood waterproof and helps in preventing rot. Save your solid hardwood from termites and ants with a variety of customization options available. The French Rustic Solid Oak Range is our well-known classic French design. Our customized pieces include elegantly flared cornices, arched bases, and subtle inlaid detailing.

 

 

Easy Maintenance

Did you know that solid hardwood lifestyle furniture is not only extremely durable but also easy to maintain? It is quite easy to maintain solid hardwood. Cleaning wood is as easy as a regular dusting of your furniture. Spills and other dirt or mess can be cleaned with a wet cloth quickly. Prunus’s softly rounded edges drawers are specially designed for easy maintenance and to give and warm and homely look to your everyday living. This is an inspirational collection of cool, contemporary furniture designed by our experts. The versatile features with eye-catchy designs will make you fall in love with our solid hardwood lifestyle furniture.

 

Prunus Solid Cherry 6 Chest of Drawers

Prunus Solid Cherry 6 Chest of Drawers - Oak Furniture Store & Sofas

 

Sustainability

Don’t go for softwood. It’s always better to opt for solid hardwood furniture because it is a sustainable resource after all. Hardwoods grow at a slower rate and are more fire resistant than softwoods.  But make sure that the wood is bought from eco-friendly forests. Cut back on the carbon emission by using such sustainable wood. American Walnut is very rare and expensive and known for its bespoke and opulent furniture designs. Our experts have crafted these designs with hand-chiseled traditional craftsmanship and made tabletops surfaces and much more to exceed your expectations.

Walnut Large Entertainment Unit

 

Walnut Large Entertainment Unit - Oak Furniture Store & Sofas

 

In a nutshell, solid hardwood lifestyle furniture is definitely worth the investment in Auckland! Be it an apartment or a huge mansion, a piece of solid hardwood is sure to benefit the overall aesthetic and make it look ravishing. Such furniture designs are made to last for generations.

  • Shan Lin
Main Types of "WOOD" Furniture

Main Types of "WOOD" Furniture 0

When you've ever bought furniture, chatted with someone who has purchased furniture, or even looked into purchasing furniture, we can bet you've asked yourself, "why is solid wooden furniture are so expensive?"

Before we get started, though, we thought we'd note something important: when you ask why furniture is so expensive, what you're really asking is something else, something more like, "why is high-quality wood furniture so expensive?"

What even is high-quality wood furniture? It's no secret that you can find inexpensive "wood" furniture more readily now than ever before. It may look good, it may feel good, it may even come from a store with a neat aesthetic. Ultimately, though, we have reason to believe that inexpensive furniture isn't going to last, and that means you may end up paying more in the long run.

What are the three main types of "wood" used in furniture?

There are, essentially, three types of "wood" used in furniture: Solid wood, particleboard or MDF, and plywood.

Within these categories, there are high quality and lower quality versions which ultimately will affect the long-term durability of the furniture and the price.

Solid wood is a natural resource that we come by organically rather than through a manufacturing process. Solid wood can be either hardwood or softwood. No surprise, hardwoods are stronger with a higher density and lot of more expensive than softwoods.

 

Typical hardwoods found in high-quality wood furniture are:

  • - Oak
  • - Cherry
  • - Maple
  • - Walnut
  • - Birch
  • - Ash 

Typical softwoods are:

  • Pine
  • Poplar
  • Acacia
  • Rubberwood

Hardwoods grow at a slower rate and are more fire resistant than softwoods, making them more scarce to harvest and more desirable for high-quality goods. 

Another factor in the price of hardwood comes from the fact we are only using the best parts of the tree - the heartwood - the central core of the tree where the rich color tones and core strength come from.

Within these hardwoods, there are tiers of price as well. Walnut is more expensive as it is a bit rarer due to natural limitations such as size.

Oak, Ash, Maple, and Cherry are more abundant as they grow larger but have highly sought after aesthetics in the grain which make them less expensive than Walnut but more expensive than some other hardwoods. Birch is slightly cheaper than all of these because the natural tones in the wood grain are not as even. Birch is excellent to use for stained or colorfully painted furniture.

Particleboard and Medium Density Fiberboard

Particleboard and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) are both engineered wood composites made up of leftover hardwood or softwood. MDF can be quite dense and sturdy, so reliable that it is near impossible to cut with a table saw.

Particleboard, or chipboard, however, is much less sturdy as it is made up of large chips of wood that are bound together with glue and resin (think wood salami).

Although particle board is less expensive, we recommend consumers steer clear. The voids of space in between wood chips in particle board make it far less durable and more prone to damage.

 That does not mean all engineered wood composites are cheap, MDF puts its strength to good use in certain applications. So what are some of the uses for MDF? You can find it in some media cabinets, for example, because it will not warp with the heat coming off electronics.

Most bookcase shelves are MDF as it can hold more weight and prevents it from warping over time. Most dressers have MDF on the siding to help mitigate cost and weight and ensure the stability of the piece over time.

What are Veneers?

Another term you will hear tossed around in the furniture world is "veneer." So, what is a veneer?

While there are different quality levels of a veneer, it is a less expensive alternative to hardwood by putting a thin piece of premium wood covering over a type of manufactured wood.

 The single layer provides the look of hardwood grains, but the underlying content keeps the cost down. One of the drawbacks to veneer is that it limits the number of times you can refinish your furniture. We would not recommend veneer on tables for that exact reason.

Tables may see some wear over their lifetime, and one of the benefits of a solid wood piece is the flexibility to sand and refinish to increase longevity. A word of caution to all - not all veneers are created equal.

Make sure, if you are getting a veneer, it is an actual piece of hardwood. Additionally, a cheap veneer is the easiest way to make particle board or chipboard look like real wood. If you have a lower quality particle board underneath your veneer, you are more likely to see wear and tear. A dent or chip the veneer it is not easily repairable. 

How it is made matters just as much as what!

Repeat after me: joint construction is better than staples, nails, or glue. Joint construction is more labor-intensive and costly than the other options, but there's a reason it is still the go-to method of craftsman today: it's reliable, simple, and secure. Dowels and screws are fine, but dovetail or mortise-and-tenon joints are best.

Drawer construction may impact the price as well. Wood can swell with humidity, so when it comes to wood-on-wood drawers, expect them to stick on the first rainy day. Stickiness is easy to mitigate with a touch of soap or wax.

If you prefer another drawer configuration - plenty of designs come with metal drawer glides as well. 

As with all finely made products, the devil is in the details. While all the hardwood furniture at Oak Furniture Store comes from the highest quality. Some of these special touches which impact cost include:

  • Using a human set of eyes to carefully match wood grains for drawer fronts or a table top
  • Hand oiling a finished piece to give hardwood furniture its most natural sheen and texture
  • Creating proprietary finishes or hand waxing the inside of drawers to reduce VOCs and our carbon footprint

The Designs

For good or for worse, the most important design icons of our time didn't work with cost (or mass-production) in mind. They focused on detail and originality and craftsmanship; like high-fashion couture, their designs have trickled down into mass-market production after some time, but not with the same top-quality construction.

Good original design (and by good design, we mean design that it looks good and feels good, marrying form and function) will cost more than their dupes do.

Good furniture is an investment, we know. We hope that after reading this article you understand why: how craftsmanship and attention to detail cost more than mass-manufactured goods, and how extra steps that may be more costly result in a more durable (and often, more functional) product.  

It's important to consider long-term cost over short-term cost, too. Would you rather buy a cheaper piece of wood furniture every couple years, or buy one knowing that you won't have to replace it in a couple decades time?

  • Shan Lin
Raw Materials & Process

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ALWAY 100% SOLID HARD WOOD FURNITURE

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: www.natlhardwood.org).  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Shan Lin