All of the oak we use for Oak & Iron Furniture is sustainable oak sourced locally to our workshops in Surrey.
The photographs shown are examples of green oak. What "green oak" means is that the oak has not been kiln dried or air dried. It has also not been treated with anything else, making the character of the oak much more pronounced than other modern furniture. It also means that the wood will shift and change size, which is why we cannot give you definite sizes for our furniture.
Buying furniture made from green oak means that your furniture is interesting and unique. It will take on a beautiful patina as the oak shifts and moves. These tables are also guaranteed to last, if any wood is broken, we will replace it within our guarantee times. The oak is also so immensely chunky that any re-finishing (if required) is very simple.
Another important factor in choosing Oak & Iron Furniture is carbon capture. If you buy furniture made from sustainable timber, but the furniture won't last, as soon as the wood used to make it rots or gets burned, the carbon is released again into the atmosphere. With Oak & Iron Furniture, the quality is so great that the carbon in the oak is captured for a much longer time. We use hand held tools and beams which are already converted to the correct sizes by a large wood mill which means that the amount of oak wastage is extremely minimal.
We also finish our oak with a wax oil, which gives a beautiful sheen. It's hard wearing and water resistant - not only does the oil repel water, but the fine waxy top prevents against most spills.
The wax oil we use is called Polyx oil which is also environmentally friendly.