English Oak trees have been utilised for thousands of years in buildings and for multiple purposes and as such have become part of our national heritage. Oak has become extremely popular and highly valued due to the beautiful grain and rich light brown colour that it offers.
Oak is simple to work with and can be stained or simply left to fade to an attractive silvery grey colour which will tend to split and become more weathered in appearance if left outside.
Alternatively Oak can be air dried which significantly reduces the moisture content making it suitable for joinery such as doors, furniture and flooring. This fascinating material is very hard and strong, making it highly resistant to decay and one of the most popular timbers around today.
Oak will take longer to season than many other hardwoods, but if properly seasoned, due to its density will burn slowly giving out excellent heat. Oak is the perfect log for keeping the fire in over night.