Oak and pine furniture are among the most popular furniture styles you can come across. We often find that pine furniture is more kitchen based furniture and oak is more popular for bedroom and living furniture. If you’re not sure on what is best for you, here are a few differences between the ever loved woods.
Are they the same kind of wood?
The answer in short is, no. Oak is classed as a hardwood while pine is classed as a softwood. This means that oak wood is more hard wearing and is less prone to damage easily. However, pine wood is still robust yet it doesn’t have as long of a life span that oak furniture does.
Oak is more robust than pine
Oak wood furniture is more durable and practical than pine is which means it will be a more sensible choice for a long term investment. Many people purchase oak dining tables such as our Emsworth Oak Extending Dining Table for this reason as they are often used in homes. If solid oak furniture is well cared for then it will last a lifetime, we recommend waxing the furniture a few times a year to keep it in its best condition. Pine wood furniture needs much more care to protect it from looking worn and tired, it is recommended to get pine furniture professionally treated to extend its life.
Pine is the cheaper option
Pine fits a tighter budget more easily due to it being more affordable to buy. Pine furniture is great for a child’s bedroom such as our Chunky Pine Kids Wardrobe as you can replace the furniture as your child grows without feeling too guilty! Due to pine furniture being so affordable, it is often the more popular choice. If you’re looking to keep the piece of furniture long term then oak is definitely the safer option.
Pine wood can be painted
Oak furniture is extremely beautiful with its natural grains and characteristics, whereas pine can tend to look a bit dull. However, painting a piece of pine furniture can completely transform the look and style of it, therefore offering a more versatile option.
We hope our tips have made your decision on what wood is best for your home, if you would like any more information visit our website. We offer a wide range of oak furniture and pine furniture to suit all budgets.