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FRENCH OAK: THE BEST IN THE WORLD

French Oak is the finest Oak grown in the world, unmatched in its quality and durability. This distinction is achieved through its meticulous management from the earliest stages of growth, ensuring that each French Oak tree meets the highest standards. The result is a hardwood that not only surpasses all others in quality but also sets the benchmark for luxury and elegance.

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WHAT MAKES FRENCH OAK THE BEST?

French Oak is grown and processed according to strict rules and guidelines regulated by the Fédération Nationale du Bois (FNB) or the National Wood Federation. The FNB exist to ensure the consistently high quality of timber produced in France and exported worldwide for all sorts of purposes, from wine barrels to furniture. When choosing genuine French Oak, you can be sure that:

  • It has come from one of just two species of oak tree – the best ones for furniture.
  • It has been allowed to grow slowly (unlike American Oak, for example) to maximise density, strength and other natural performance characteristics.
  • It has reached a certain maturity before being felled for commercial use, which is not only ecologically sensible but also maximises the material’s natural beneficial properties, such as hardness and strength.
  • It has come from the specific section of the tree that is best for indoor furniture.
  • It has been prepared to maximise longevity and durability through several stages of drying, first outdoors for several years and then a digitally controlled, multi-stage seasoning process over several months, depending on the thickness of the sections.

GRADE SYSTEM

The grading system for French Oak is highly accurate, guaranteeing a predictable level of character, natural features, and colour variation. Our Statement French Oak tops are crafted from QB1 grade oak, the most desirable grade available.

PRACTICAL ADVISE FOR BUYERS

It’s vital to select French Oak products from reputable sources. The lengthy and costly seasoning process required to meet French Oak standards signifies the importance of choosing a maker that consistently uses high-quality oak. We ensure the highest quality by using established suppliers with a proven track record.

To guarantee the authenticity and quality of French Oak furniture, ensure the maker has a long-standing relationship with their oak source. Our rigorous selection process and years of experience with trusted suppliers affirm the unmatched quality of the French Oak we use.

OUR FRENCH OAK

Choosing French Oak furniture from our collection guarantees you’re investing in the best quality oak in the world.

We offer two types of French Oak table tops to suit different preferences and budgets: Standard and Statement.

Find out more about Standard French Oak.

Find out more about Statement French Oak.

See how the two types compare.