ABOUT THE WOODS WE USE
A little heavier, slightly more dense than Accoya & Iroko. Oak is a strong, durable, hard wearing timber ideally suited to the manufacture of a timeless piece of outdoor furniture.
Oak has some characteristics that are important to understand.
When allowed to weather naturally, oak takes on a beautiful silver-grey patina which for many is a sought-after look. All hardwood silvers naturally but oak in particular and if it’s kept clean can become a striking bright silver colour befitting of both the rambling country garden or stone built architectural setting.
To maintain this ‘silvered’ look and to preserve the oak, a simple maintenance regime is all that’s required. Please see our Aftercare page for more information on in this.
HAIRLINE CRACKS IN OAK
All hardwoods will expand and contract in ever changing weather conditions. This can occasionally cause some very fine hairline cracks on the surface of the wood.
Oak, having a more lively grain pattern is particularly prone to this. As the oak stabilises and weathers over time they tend to disappear and in no way affect the integrity of the bench. And so are, and have always been the characteristics of oak.