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European vs American Oak

Obviously, not all oaks are the same. I’m writing up this post because The Extendable Collection we started using European oak instead of American oak that we always use. Thus this is a topic that I want to educate myself anyways. Therefore I thought why not just share and do a quick sum-up of what I founded.

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Difference Between Natural and Pale Finish

Our solid wood furniture is finished with OSMO, a German-branded wood wax oil. Wood wax oil is a kind of penetration finish, the natural colour of a wooden piece will be enriched once it is applied. Even if the wood wax oil is transparent, it still changes more or less the natural tone.

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Part 2: Is Solid Wood Better Than Veneer?

Veneer refers to thin slices of wood glued onto engineered wood and below are a few types of engineered wood. Engineered wood:Plywood (solid and strong, multilayered, processed) / Particle Board (light, inexpensive, unlikely to expand) / MDF (flexible for moulding and decorations, easy to expand when it gets moisted)

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Part 3: Wood - Living and Breathing

Applying wood finishing is the last step in the production process, but it's just the beginning for the wooden furniture. Although users may not understand the entire manufacturing process, it’s very crucial to know the type of wood finishing used. It plays a big role in how to care and manage your wooden furniture.

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Part 4: Why We Choose Wood Wax Oil

We often get asked about the care tips for solid wood furniture. Will it easily get cracked or scratched?

The anwser is Yes. Solid wood doesn't do well with moisture and heat. But of course there're lots of prevention we can do to maintain our solid wood furniture to its best condition.

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Part 1: Grades, Price Points, Wood Types

Although we haven’t been in the solid wood furniture industry for long, but with two decades of experience in quality management, we can tell the quality of a product by our touch. With the accumulated experience we have learnt through this journey, we would like to share our tips with people who loves wood like us but don’t know where to start.

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