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Hardwood Beds I: Oak

By Helena Young 5 August 2013


The wooden oak bed is the first blog in our series of different Hardwood Beds which are now available at Get Laid Beds. The Oak Tree is perhaps the most common tree in southern and central British Woods and in fact is has been the predominant timber tree since prehistoric times.

Oak beds can be sized as needed due to our bespoke bed building service, but some of our most popular sizes include single oak bed frames, double oak bed frames, king size oak bed frames and super king oak bed frames.

poster bed frame made from oak

Why oak is a good choice for making a bed frame?

Oak is a popular choice for making furniture for a variety of reasons, including its strength, durability, and attractive grain patterns. Here are some of the specific characteristics of oak that make it a good choice for furniture making:

  • Hardness: Oak is a hardwood, which means it is strong and durable. It has a Janka hardness rating of around 1360, which is higher than many other popular furniture woods such as pine and poplar.

  • Attractive grain patterns: Oak has a distinctive grain pattern that can vary from straight to wavy, which adds visual interest to furniture. The grain patterns can also be emphasized by staining or finishing the wood.

  • Workability: Oak is relatively easy to work with, making it a favorite of furniture makers. It can be cut, carved, and sanded easily, and it holds paint and stain well.

  • Longevity: Oak is known for its longevity and durability. It is resistant to insect and fungal attacks, and it can last for many years with proper care.

  • Versatility: Oak is a versatile wood that can be used for a variety of furniture styles, from traditional to contemporary. It can also be stained or finished in a range of colors, from light to dark.

    Overall, oak is a popular choice for furniture making because of its strength, durability, and attractive grain patterns. Furniture made from oak is likely to last for many years and can add a classic and timeless look to any space.

    Oak is a native wood typically found in the British Isles and Ireland, it is abundant in most conditions except marshy conditions or very light or chalky soils.  Having a density of 0.75g/cm3 – higher than most of common woods, it comprises great strength and hardness, making it extremely suitable for a variety of uses and purposes.  Since the middle ages, Oak has been prized for use in interior paneling of prestigious buildings and used in the construction of fine furniture.  Until the 19th century, Oak was the principal timber used in the construction of timber-framed buildings and today, it is still used for those purposes as well as fine furniture and flooring.  Because of its durable nature and easy on the eye aesthetics, it is the most popular material for hardwood bed frames.  The Wooden Oak Bed from Get Laid Beds is now available in all of our current styles and ranges of wooden beds and we are seeing many of out customers upgrade because of the reasons mentioned above.

    If you’re looking for that something special – a timeless centre-piece to your bedroom, look no further than our Classic Four Poser Hardwood Bed in Oak.  With this wooden bed, you are not only getting a wooden bed that will stand the test of time but will make a stylish and beautiful addition to any room.  A more contemporary option is Low Four Poster Bed (shown HERE in the Oak) which is a similar design to the Classic Four Poster Bed, but sitting slightly lower to the floor.

    Hardwood Beds make an excellent and stunning feature to any traditional or contemporary home with simplistic design making a huge impact point for any bedroom.

    And even more..these beds are also available to order under our urgent delivery meaning you could get your stunning bed delivered to you within four days!

    Click here for an overview of the mattress options to suit your perfect bed, however if you are still confused as to which hardwood bed or mattress is best for you – email us at [email protected] or alternatively call us on 0207 183 5464 to speak to one of our experienced team.

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