Chadwick Collection ~ Fresh and elegant grey painted furniture with oak tops

The Chadwick furniture range is a fresh and elegant grey painted collection with carefully selected satin lacquered oak veneer tops. It has exceptionally built throughout with solid construction and no self assembly is required.

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Chadwick Coat Rack
A superb coat rack and shelf that provdie excellent storage and help keep your hallway tidy. ..
Chadwick Coffee Table
A superbly stylish four drawer coffee table. FEATURES Beautifully crafted painted fur..
Chadwick Console Table
A stylish console table offering ample drawer space with a display area on top. FEATURES ..
Chadwick Filing Cabinet
A two drawer filing cabinet offering ample storage to help keep your home office clutter-free. ..
Chadwick Hidden Home Office
A hidden home office desk that is extremely functional and is designed to hide all your computer ..
Chadwick Lamp Table
A chic table with handy drawer that will be a welcome addition in your living areas or as a bedsi..
Chadwick Large Bookcase
A stunning large bookcase offering excellent shelf storage with two handy drawers. FEATURES ..
Chadwick Large Bookcase
An eye-catching bookcase with wonderful storage, both hidden and on display. FEATURES ..
Chadwick Large Shoe Cupboard
A wonderful answer to storage problems, this large shoe cupboard will keep clutter at bay in your..
Chadwick Large Sideboard
This large sideboard is desgined for excellent storage and will be a beautiful centrepiece in you..
Chadwick Low Bookcase
A lovely low bookcase providing storage with two shelves and two drawers with extra space on the ..
Chadwick Round Dining Table
This round, versatile table will allow any space to become a stylish dining area. FEATURES ..
Chadwick Small Sideboard
A stylish sideboard offering ample storage and a lovely centrepiece for your living space. FE..
Chadwick Storage Bench
A lovely and functional dual use bench with storage for blankets, scarves, umbrellas etc. FEA..
Chadwick Table Nest
A set of three lovely nesting tables that will be a welcome addition in your home. FEATURES ..
Chadwick Tall Shoe Cupboard
This stunning tall shoe cupboard is not just functional but also and an interesting addition to y..
Chadwick Tallboy
This gorgeous tallboy is the perfect feature piece for living and dining rooms, home office, bedr..
Chadwick TV Cabinet
A stunning widescreen TV cabinet with excellent storage. FEATURES Beautifully crafted..
Chadwick Twin Pedestal Desk
A fantastic home office desk designed to hide all your computer equipment and give you excellent ..
Chadwick Widescreen TV Cabinet
An extremely functional widescreen TV with completely hidden storage to hide away all your living..
Chadwick Wine Rack
A truly eye-catching wine rack that will have your guests green with envy!. FEATURES ..
Chadwick Wood Sample
Small sample of Grey Painted solid oak. FEATURES Finished in the Chadwick range colou..

Oak Hardwood

What is oak?

An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus which is Latin for "oak tree". There are around 600 species of oaks and the general name "oak" also appears in the names of many related species. The Quercus genus is native to the Northern Hemisphere of the world. It includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool to tropical climates in America, Asia, Europe and North Africa.

Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with some having serrated leaves or the entire leaf with smooth margins. Also. The acorns and leaves contain tannic acid which helps to guard from fungi and insects. The fruit is a nut called an acorn contained cup-like structure known as a cupule. Each acorn contains one seed and takes 6–18 months to mature depending on their species.

Why is oak wood favourable for furniture making?

Oak timber has a high density of about 0.75 g/cm3 giving it great strength and hardness. The wood is highly resistant to insect and fungal attack due to its high tannin content. Oak has a very appealing grain, particularly when quartersawn. Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been used since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings and in the making of fine furniture. Nowadays oak wood is still routinely used for furniture making, flooring, timber frame buildings and for veneer useage.

Several types of oak timber are regularly used in contemporary and modern furniture. The ever popular natural oak wood has a natural light brown colour throughout the wood. Tiger Oak timber has an appearance similar to natural brown oak, but is much more stripy. Pippy oak has a cat's paw appearance within the grain. Burr oak wood has an appearance similar to pippy oak wood, but it is much denser.

Solid oak furniture should always be built to traditionally high standards. Using centuries old methods, carpenters can make oak furniture that is strong, robust and with a naturally beautiful finish. Drawers should be made using dovetail joints which enhances the appearance and adds strength. The backs and drawer bases should be made from the same solid oak and fixed using traditional methods. To compliment, handles, fittings and wood finishing should be of the same high quality.