Species Spotlight – Oak

Species Spotlight Oak

Spotlight on Live Edge Oak Wood

Oak is a hardwood, renowned for its strength, durability and distinctive grain patterns. We stock a selection of live edge oak wood that is available to purchase from our online store. Our oak timber is perfect for creating a unique live edge oak shelf or live edge oak table.

Oak wood is suitable for furniture making, flooring, cabinetry, architectural millwork and woodworking projects due to its robust nature, fine texture and subtle grain structure. It is also a great choice for carving and turning, because of its uniform texture and straight grain.

Red oak tends to have a pinkish-brown tint and a more prominent grain pattern, making it popular for indoor furniture, cabinetry, flooring and table tops. Given its elegant grain patterns and versatile colouring, it is a great choice for both traditional and contemporary projects.

White oak, with its water-resistant properties, is often preferred for outdoor furniture, barrels for ageing wine or whiskey and boat building. Its light to medium brown colour with a golden hue will add an elegant touch to any design.

Whether you want to create a rustic live edge oak table or a sleek modern piece, the adaptability of oak to various applications and its ability to endure use over time, make it a favoured choice for crafting beautiful furniture and unique countertops.

Our Live Edge Oak

Our live edge oak slabs are handpicked for their prominent grain patterns and robust nature. Our tried and tested drying process ensures that all of our live edge oak wood is stable, reducing the risk of cracking, splitting or warping.

We stock a wide range of live edge oak timber available for selection from online store. We offer a range of oak planks in varying widths and thicknesses to suit your needs. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast, woodworker, furniture builder, cabinet maker or interior designer creating a live edge oak table or a stunning live edge oak shelf, our oak timber will bring durability and beauty to your project.

Visit Elephant Timber

If you are looking for exceptional kiln-dried live edge oak, please visit our online store or come and visit us in person at our workshop on the Sussex coast.

Our normal opening hours are Monday-Friday 07:30 – 17:00. Please contact us on 07941 034 822 to make an appointment, as we are not always based in the workshop. Out-of-hours or weekend appointments can be made by arrangement.