Along with the various periods, colors and designs of antique furniture, the variety of types of construction give you a lot of options when you are considering remodeling with antiques. Not only does the look and the price of each piece vary by age and the condition of the piece, the type of wood used in each piece of furniture will have a big influence on how it looks and its performance as part of the décor of your home. That is why so many people pick pure antique oak furniture when they decide to remodel with antiques.
One thing that will jump out when you begin to shop for oak furniture is that the prices are noticeably higher than comparable furniture pieces that are made with other kinds of wood. Its best to see that higher cost as an investment. The reason antique oak furniture fetches higher prices is that it is a very durable and high quality wood. There is more antique oak furniture around simply because more of it has survived the years. Oak is that durable that it can stand up to the test of time and continue to look beautiful and give you a gorgeous furniture piece for your home.
Another positive aspect of that higher price is that your investment in fine oak antique furniture will retain its value. In fact, as it often the case with high quality antique furniture, it will continue to increase in value over time as it becomes older. It is very likely that you and your family will fall in love with that furniture so much that you may never need to sell it to use that accumulated value. But by buying high quality oak antique furniture, you are also building an inheritance of very high quality family heirlooms to hand down from generation to generation into the future.
The two factors that help fine oak antique furniture sustain such value are the continued beauty of the wood and its durability. Oak furniture holds up extraordinarily well to the daily wear and tear of being used as functional furniture in the home. That means that if the quality of furniture constructions was well done, that oak furniture piece will continue to perform as working furniture in your home for many years and even decades.
But the other side of durability is the way antique oak furniture retains its beauty. If you take good care of it so the finish is sustained, oak furniture can retain that ability to remain beautiful and to add elegance and grace to your home virtually forever. As much as any other type of antique furniture, oak looks as beautiful now as it did when it was made.
That is worth the extra investment in quality oak antique furniture. While that price tag might be hard to accept at first, antique oak furniture will reward you with years of elegance and beauty. That price tag will fade in a short time. But the value and beauty that you brought into your home when you made the investment in oak antique furniture for your home will last a lifetime and maybe longer.