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Why Choose Oak Frames

Oak has been used as a building material for thousands of years and was recognised for its high density, hardness and great strength. Because of its high tannin content, oak is also very resistant to fungal and insect attack. Nowadays, oak is preferred not only because of its strength but also its very appealing grain markings, especially when it is quarter sawn and how it is able to look better over time. It is a very distinctive material and creates a rustic feeling when exposed, it is chosen by people looking to instantly add character to their home.

Today oak wood is still commonly used for furniture making and flooring, timber frame buildings and for veneer production. There are not many other woods that are able to compare to oak with regards to foundations of buildings and structural beams, this in turn makes it a popular material for the carpenters and builders.

Greenacre oak only supply some of the thickest posts available, we believe that the thicker the oak posts and beams, the better the structure will look.