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The Mighty Oak Wardrobe

Posted on July 20, 2009 by Admin


The wardrobe is an item of furniture that will withstand years of use. It needs to be sturdy and strong, functional and versatile. When deciding on a type of wardrobe, oak and pine both have qualities that make them leading choices. Is it the strong, mighty oak or the whispering smooth pine wardrobe that captures your heart?

Oak WardrobeThe oak wardrobe is strong, durable and fits well within any interior environment. Oak is a hardwood with a straight, open grain and rough texture. Its colour varies from white to yellow to reddish-brown, depending on the species. The wardrobe made from oak can be stained in many different finishes for a look that will integrate well with any bedroom style. The oak wardrobe can be more expensive than one made of pine but it is very durable and will last for many years.

Since oak can be carved more intricately than pine, it is a good choice if you want a highly decorative piece with very detailed carvings. An oak wardrobe can be very elegant with rich stain and elaborate carving to complement your bedroom. It can add great warmth and style to any decorating scheme.

The oak wardrobe is a piece that will make a grand impression in the bedroom. The strength and character of oak shines through many stain or paint finishes. The wonderful patterns that are present in the grain add depth and dimension.

oak-wardrobe-1Pine is the more affordable choice for it is more available and faster growing than hardwood. It makes a wonderful wardrobe that can stand up to daily use with great style. Although it cannot be carved as intricately as oak, pine does allow for easy working by hand or machine and can be carved nicely. Its natural grain and notable knots add great character and its smooth surface takes stain and paint very well.

Pine wardrobes are noteworthy for their light, airy touch to a bedroom. It is a versatile and complementary wood for a wardrobe. With proper care, a pine wardrobe can last for many years.

Aesthetically and functionally, pine and oak are both impressive woods when crafted into a wardrobe. The grains of both are full of natural character and unique markings. Depending on the species of either, the colour choices are varied. The texture of oak is somewhat rougher than pine but this only adds to its appeal. Both woods add warmth to a room when simply covered with a clear coat of varnish, but can also be quite attractive when finished in a variety of stain or paint finishes.

Both oak and pine are affordable, though pine is more so due to its fast growing time and easy harvesting. Oak is known for its solid, sound structure and durability. Pine is known for its very appealing natural grain characteristics and smooth texture. Whether you choose a pine or an oak wardrobe, you will be gracing your bedroom with the beauty and character of woods that are visually appealing, long-lasting and only improve with age.