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Guide: Types of Furniture Wood | Descriptions & pictures |

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Guide: Types of Furniture Wood | Descriptions & pictures |

We know it can be hard to distinguish different types of wood especially under different furniture finishes. There are masses of different types (imagine all the species of tree in the world). Below are some of the common wood types originally used to make British Originals' pieces Common furniture woods Shade Name Description Light – Dark Oak A slow growing tree, taking between 150 – 200 years to reach maturity. The wood is hard and pale in colour, but darkens to a rich brown with age and polishing. Furniture made from oak is usually heavy, solid and simple in design....

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