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What do Robin Hood and Oak Furniture have in common?

As we’ve mentioned time and time again, here at Finewood Studios we have over 40 years of experience in crafted pine and oak furniture, rooted in tradition.

Which means that we’re a lot more interested in the when, where and why processes that go into retailing and designing furniture than your average Joe.

So where does Robin Hood come in?

If you haven’t already heard of it, ‘The Major Oak’ is a large English oak tree near the village Edwinstowe (which even sounds like the origins of an old wives tale) right in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

According to folklore, Hood meets Oak Tree when he’s seeking shelter for him and his many, merry men. They struck gold with this particular tree as it weighs an estimated 23 tons (it’s not going to be easily blown over mid-doze) and it has a girth of around 33 feet (no awkward proximity sleeping)

In a 2002 survey, the ‘Major Oak’ was voted “Britain’s favourite tree.”

So there you go, a sneak peek into the versatility of the wonderful Oak tree.

Not only does oak furniture look great,  but if you ever find yourself stranded in the midst of a tale worthy of a Howard Pyle novel – you know where to rest your weary feet. website traffic

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