Why is this oak and iron dining table so strong. It’s simple. It’s made with a solid oak wood top on an industrial strength iron base. If you still don’t think this dining table is strong just try lifting it. This table weighs close to 200 pounds. So decide where you want it before it arrives. This is one table that you don’t want to be moving around. Use it in the formal dining room or in the eat in kitchen. Either way this dining table will prove it’s there for a long time.
Oak and Iron Dining Table
Oak is an extremely dense wood and that is what makes it so hard and strong. This wood is very resistant to insects and disease because of the high tannin content. It also has very nice grain and markings which make is so popular. The use of oak dates back to the ninth century with the Viking ships and has been admired ever since. Since the Middle Ages, oak has been used as interior paneling for prestigious buildings, construction of fine furniture and the building of ships for war. It’s even used to make fine wine in wood oak barrels. But did you know that there are a number of very famous oak trees. Due to their popularity in production of goods, not many oak trees have survived the centuries. The Bowthorpe Oak, located in Bourne, Lincolnshire is approximately 1,000 years old and in the Guiness Book of World Records for longevity. The Major Oak is 800 years old and grows in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. It is believed that Robin Hood used the tree for shelter. The Friendship Oak, located in Long Beach, Mississippi, is still standing at 500 years old. Then there is the Angel Oak near Charleston, South Carolina. It’s the baby at only 400 years old. So now maybe you understand why we think this oak and iron dining table will be around for a long time. It will probably outlast most of us. Now let’s eat.