Oak is a wonderful and versatile wood for furniture. Oak has been used for generations in making solid wood furniture and kitchen cabs as well as for flooring. Oak is a relatively hard wood with a distinctive grain. It is not easily dented because of its hardness. It can also be versatile and provide for different looks, depending on whether it is standard oak or quarter saw. It comes in both red oak and white oak and can be stained a variety of colours, even allowing for an even stain despite the heavy grain as long as you use a gel stain. If you are looking for an extending oak table, there are a wide variety of places to look.
Since oak is not a terribly expensive wood, it is possible to buy oak table sets from a variety of retailers without breaking the bank. There are many different furniture stores which are likely to carry oak furniture. Everyone from Raymour & Flannigan to Ethan Allen to Hendredon makes oak tables and oak dining table sets because of the fact that it is such a classic wood. You should consider using the telephone book or the Internet to find furniture stores near to where you live and simply visiting these stores to see what options they have available in oak solid tables with extenders in them. The furniture will be in their dining room section since most people prize extending tables or tables with a leaf for their dining room because it provides for versatile guest seating at dinner parties and special events.
Antique stores are another great place to buy oak furniture sets. Since oak top tables have been around for so long, there are many antique tables made of this wonderful and durable wood. Oak can also look very good distressed or rustic, especially if you are decorating your home in a casual or country theme.
Many people get rid of oak furniture when they change their decor style, especially since oak was very heavily used in furniture and cabinets during the 1980s. You may be able to find used oak dining sets for sale in the classified advertisements or on Craigslist or at estate sales. These may be a great bargain.