Solid Oak - The Australian Aesthetic
by RJ Living | May 7, 2021
When it comes to contemporary furniture, it’s no wonder that Solid Oak has become a material of choice. Whether it be a statement dining table, sleek entertainment unit or luxe bed, its compelling timber grain and natural colour palette elevate any space to one you’ll love for many years.
The timeless beauty of this material is what led us to centre our solid timber range around Oak, and more specifically, the European variety. With legal measures protecting European woodlands, all timber in our pieces are responsibly logged, ensuring longevity and care for these forests.
One of a Kind
Being a completely natural material, Solid Oak pieces showcase a variety of features such as knots, colour variations, tiger grains and black lines. These small variables are reflective of a tree’s climate, locale and age, ensuring that each piece is completely unique. Natural timbers will respond to their environment, and evolve over time. As they adapt, it is not uncommon for small cracks to expand and contract throughout the seasons.
The Australian Aesthetic
Solid oak is incredibly versatile, and it allows you to transform your space in an endless variety of ways. Its pared back timber tone ensures that styling is a breeze, whether linen on a bed, or vases atop an entryway sideboard. This aesthetic is one that perfectly fits in with the Australian aesthetic, whether it be the Sydney coastline or narrow alleyways of inner Melbourne.
European Oak is renowned for its pared back colour palette, which we keep as natural as possible through a clear protective coating. As a natural product, Solid Oak allows the choice for renewal or gradual evolution through time.
Love throughout the years
Especially with high use pieces such as dining tables, the beauty of solid oak can come through the many imperfections it forms over the years. Harking back to rustic furniture pieces of years before, a solid oak piece will react to the everyday wear and tear. A patina will gradually form, and small dints and marks from parties with friends and family will only add to the character of your piece. Such is the longevity of solid timber, that a solid wood dining table may be the centrepiece of a space for many decades, its imperfections a reminder of the great times shared around it.
At any point in its life, a solid oak piece can be lovingly renewed, giving the feeling that it has just been unboxed for the first time. Sanding and re coating will strip back a formed patina, can push past stubborn stains and give your piece a new lease of life. For more detailed renewal information click here.