Cherbourg Oak Living and Dining Room Furniture ~ Classic Clean Rustic Design

The Cherbourg reclaimed traditional oak living room and dining room furniture ranges are hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oak. Every piece within the Cherbourg rustic oak range is carefully made with dovetailed drawers and comes complete with solid oak drawer bases and cabinet backs. This traditional oak furniture range offers a unique and beautiful blend of classical, rustic styling, a crisp, clean finish and substantial build quality, meaning every piece within this chic solid oak range will last a lifetime.

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Cherbourg Oak Bookcase
Cherbourg oak tall slim bookcase. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-gra..
£270.00
Cherbourg Oak Chair
Dining chair with dark brown bi-cast leather seat. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100..
£90.00
Cherbourg Oak Coffee Table
Cherbourg oak coffee table with shelf. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, hig..
£170.00
Cherbourg Oak Coffee Table
Cherbourg oak small coffee table with drawers. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% so..
£178.00
Cherbourg Oak Coffee Table
Cherbourg oak coffee table with drawers. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, h..
£199.00
Cherbourg Oak Console Table
Cherbourg oak console table. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oa..
£160.00
Cherbourg Oak Corner TV Unit
Cherbourg oak corner TV/DVD cabinet. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-..
£280.00
Cherbourg Oak Cupboard
Cherbourg oak small cupboard. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade o..
£198.00
Cherbourg Oak Dining Table
Cherbourg oak extending dining table (2 leaf). This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% so..
£390.00
Cherbourg Oak Large Dresser
Cherbourg oak large dresser. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oa..
£780.00
Cherbourg Oak Large Hutch
Cherbourg oak large hutch. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oak ..
£399.00
Cherbourg Oak Low Bookcase
Cherbourg oak low bookcase. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oak..
£190.00
Cherbourg Oak Mirror
Cherbourg oak mirror. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oak and i..
£70.00
Cherbourg Oak Nest Tables
Cherbourg oak nest of 3 tables. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade..
£140.00
Cherbourg Oak Sideboard
Sideboard with three drawers, two shelves and a wine rack for twenty bottles.This furniture piece..
£399.00
Cherbourg Oak Sideboard
Cherbourg oak standard sideboard. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-gra..
£299.00
Cherbourg Oak Sideboard
Cherbourg oak small sideboard. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade ..
£258.00
Cherbourg Oak Sideboard
Cherbourg oak large sideboard. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade ..
£380.00
Cherbourg Oak Small Dresser
Cherbourg oak small dresser. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oa..
£638.00
Cherbourg Oak Small Hutch
Cherbourg oak small hutch. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade oak ..
£338.00
Cherbourg Oak Tall Bookcase
Cherbourg oak tall bookcase with drawers. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, ..
£299.00
Cherbourg Oak TV Cabinet
Cherbourg Oak Plasma TV/DVD Unit. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-gra..
£280.00
Cherbourg Oak TV/DVD Cabinet
Cherbourg oak TV/DVD cabinet. This furniture piece is hand-crafted using 100% solid, high-grade o..
£220.00

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.