Oak - (Wood)

Oak - (Wood) A hard and heavy wood, the most common species in England being the common oak and the sessile-fruited oak. Native and imported oak was practically the `universal timber' for furniture until the Restoration and remained in use in country districts in England throughout the eighteenth century for `yeoman' and farmhouse furniture. The `age of oak' 1100-1660. In the United States the White oak was the most popular oak used and the "Golden Oak" age was from 1880 - 1920.

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