Antique Oak Furniture
The majority of antique furniture on the market today is oak. The reason behind that being that oak crafted furniture is extremely durable. Solid wood furniture is less likely to warp and wear than particleboard or more inexpensive pieces. If you care for your oak furniture it will last ages. Oak is also less expensive than other hard grained woods such as mahogany. When choosing an oak piece make sure it is solid oak and not an oak overlay on a less expensive, durable wood. Inspect the wood and craftsmanship of the piece, dovetail joints are one of the strongest joints and are a sign of quality construction.