Over the last few months we have had more requests to build our Oak & Iron furniture using seasoned oak. It has been our pleasure to create new items using this material and work with the beautiful wood we have been procuring.
Previously we've always used green oak (which is unseasoned). We love our environmentally friendly green oak because it always has very beautiful and interesting knots and colours. The extreme chunkiness of the green oak has also always been something to make it stand out from the crowd.
Seasoned oak generally doesn't tend to have quite so many of these features, but we have managed to find such beautiful seasoned oak that it looks almost the same as our green oak.
The one thing we can't emulate with seasoned oak is how thick and bulky the planks can be, but with the dry oak we are able to create one solid and stable top which will not move or split, though it also obviously doesn't have the waney edged features of our green oak.
We continue to try to make our tables as interesting and unique as we possibly can, and with this material we can utilise our hand tools to make the tables look very organic. They are tactile and beautiful, keeping the spirit of real oak.
They're suitable for use indoors or as garden furniture, as with our green oak tables and we continue to use environmentally friendly oils to bring out the character of the wood.