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Oak Vs Pine – What Furniture Should You Choose?

We have been supplying Staffordshire with high quality made to measure furniture for over four decades now. Finewood Studios create beautiful pine and oak furniture to our customers exact specifications and have designed some truly stunning pieces over the years. Each piece of furniture we make is artisanally crafted from the highest quality materials. And, made to measure furniture not only looks fantastic, but is robust and designed to withstand regular, everyday usage. It also costs a lot less than most people think and is a far greater long term investment than cheaper, mass manufactured alternatives. In this blog, we take a look at our two most popular materials and the differences between oak and pine furniture.


Oak or Pine? – Made to Measure Furniture in Staffordshire

The two most popular choices for made to measure furniture are oak and pine. Of the two, oak is the heavier material and generally more wear resistant while pine is lighter but has exceptional stiffness allowing it to absorb shock with ease. Oak is a hardwood, which takes significantly longer to grow than pine making it the slightly more expensive of the two materials. Appearance wise, oak furniture has a darker, more reddish colour while pine furniture is very white or yellowish. Oak is usually stained to enhance the darker hues while pine is usually just varnished to maintain the clean white appearance.

What Material Should I Choose For Made to Measure Furniture?

It is entirely dependent on your personal preference. Oak is more commonly used to create traditional made to measure furniture due to the distinct colour and pattern. For more modern pieces, pine is the ideal choice for lighter coloured furniture which is also durable, stylish and versatile. Both are strong and beautiful in their own way but if you still can’t decide then why not have a chat with our design team? Our made to measure furniture specialists will be more than happy to help you make the right decision so please don’t hesitate to ask us anything today!


Exquisite Furniture at Economy Prices!

Here at Finewood, we supply both new and used furniture in a range of styles ranging from contemporary to traditional. We also specialise in designing made to measure furniture where you are in control of the design. You choose everything from the materials to the finish and our designers will work with you every step of the way to ensure you get the perfect piece. Finewood have made everything from tables and chairs to wardrobes and bookcases. We use both the finest quality oak and pine plus all of the materials we use are sourced sustainably as part of our ongoing commitment to protecting the environment.

Made to measure kitchen island

Traditional Made to Measure Furniture

We have been retailing and designing beautifully crafted made to measure oak and pine furniture for nearly 40 years now. Finewood have gone on to establish ourselves as the number one suppliers and designers in Derbyshire and surrounding areas thanks to the high quality of our finished products. Everything is manufactured here at our workshop in Derby, and the turnaround period for our made to measure furniture is around 2-6 weeks depending on the size of the project.

Made to Measure Furniture Built to Last

We design furniture not only to look great, but to be practical too. Our made to measure furniture will stand up to frequent and heavy usage plus having a far greater lifespan than cheaper, mass produced products from the big international retailers. You can view a selection of products we have online or you can come and visit our Derbyshire showroom. Here, you can also have a chat with our design team to see what we could do for you. If there is anything else you wish to know about our made to measure furniture or any of our other products and services, feel free to make an enquiry today.


Furniture Buyers Guide

Getting new furniture is an exciting time but choosing the perfect pieces does take a bit of thought and preparation before making a purchase. Whatever look you are trying to create can be achieved with the right planning and Finewood have a superb range of oak, pine, rough sawn furniture to choose from. Based in Derby, our showroom is constantly getting new stock in and we currently have some great discounts available. We also specialise in bespoke made to measure furniture that is totally unique to your home and makes the most of the space you have. In this blog, we take a look at how to purchase the best furniture for your home.

Coffee chest - rough sawn

Choosing Your New Furniture

For larger rooms such as the living room, darker woods look bigger and heavier which have a more dramatic style. Designs with glass in give the illusion of space making them a better choice if you are tight on space. The most important thing to remember is that less is more when it comes to furniture and quality is most definitely more important than quantity. Think about storage too when buying your furniture as clutter diminishes the look of any room. Try and coordinate the furniture you buy and have a clear picture of what you want the room look like once completed. Finally, and perhaps more importantly, get your measurements correct! There is nothing worse than buying a beautiful new piece only to find out it doesn’t fit.

See our Furniture for Yourself

We are open seven days a week and would love for you to come down to see our furniture for yourself. All of our pieces are fully guaranteed and are handmade in the UK using responsibly sourced wood. Finewood also have our own delivery team that operate throughout Staffordshire and Derbyshire ensuring you get your furniture safely. For a free quote, or to discuss any of our services in more detail please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out more.