How to tell the difference between real oak and veneer?


Veneer is a thin layer of the real wood on top of a cheaper wood. To disguise it and protect the veneer from peeling, usually there will be an edging of real wood on shelves, etc. and thus a seam that is visible. Good veneer pieces (like parquet or marquetry) use fancy wood (like ebony or burled walnut) that is very rare in an economical and artistic way. Bad veneer is quite visible – often the grain will be going the wrong way – and does not last as well as wood that is a real board, often pulling up or chipping off.

Veneer is always a thin layering of real wood, by the way. If it’s fake wood topping, it should be called laminate.

Gail Upp

How Veneer wood is made


Life Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money

You’ve bought your product(s) from Oak Furniture King. But, on a tight budget you realise you need to curb your spending. This is where we have you covered. Our list of life hacks will save you time & money – and may even be incorporated into your daily routine.

Tennis Ball Holder

To begin, we have this very cheap and easy holding for your mail, keys, towels, office equipment and any other small items you think would be useful to store. Furthermore, theirs a possibility that you may already have a tennis ball. If not, Ebay have a ton of great deals, some of which are actually selling in bulk for less than £10.


Walnut Scratches & Dings Hack

All you will need for this trick is a walnut (obviously) and a dry cloth to buff the area afterwards. In case your are wondering how this works watch the video below for a full in-depth guide. But basically, The natural oils in the walnut are absorbed by the wood, restoring it’s colour. And the texture from the walnut helps smooth out the area a little.


Elastic Band Trick

This technique can get you out of a lot of trouble when you don’t want to spend money on tools etc. It is also useful to note that you can get a huge bundle of elastic bands, for free, from your local postman.


Washing Peg Trick

In order to keep your fingers in-tact and avoid putting a dent in your walls, try this nifty trick with your clothes peg.


Wires Organizer

Have a lot of unorganized leads & wires lying around? well, you may want to hang on to your toilet roll tubes and old shoe boxes as you can do this:


Condiments Holder

If you are inviting family and friends over for food, consider this neat trick!


Wallpaper Tip

If you have a high demand of birthdays you have to keep on top of every year, this toilet paper tube trick is sure to make your life a lot easier. You can forget about messy presents wrapping, this will save you time and money, making present wrapping more economical in more than one aspect.


Grape Hack

And Finally, the ingenious grape hack. After trying most (if not ALL) of the above, kick back to round off your dedication by adding frozen grapes to your glass of white wine.

For those in the unknown, “White wine is made by fermenting juice which is made by pressing crushed grapes to extract a juice; the skins are removed and play no further role”. Learn more



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