We've just shipped out a beautiful home office in our roughened oak finish and are reminded once again what a fabulous product this is.
The finish is achieved by raising the grain of the oak so that the timber has a texture to it and then sealing the timber with a matt clear lacquer. The end result is so natural looking, you can feel the grain but it is also sanded to be softer than raw timber. The UV filters in the lacquer prevent the discolouration that you often get with oak.
We've also installed units in this finish in bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. It's such a versatile finish to use on fitted furniture because it is neutral and will go with any interior design.
The current trends for darker wall finishes, rich navy, plums and deep black-grey, will work well with the oak and when the trends change you don't have to change the furniture along with the wall colour. This will also look fantastic with the botanicals trend, what could look better with fresh, bright green leaves and florals than natural, light timber. The oak is also the perfect partner for industrial finishes. Base units can be topped with concrete work surfaces and fitted with stainless steel fixtures because whatever you put with this finish changes your perception of it. With concrete it is industrial, rough, raw but put it with pastels and florals and it becomes softened, natural, like driftwood.