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derek kelly

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I can vouch for the quality of their furniture having spent a small fortune on some of their products
 

slim63

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just be aware not all of their products are oak (but it is all hardwood)
 

Minkey

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They used to be called Touch of Pine and I have several bits of their furniture, I went in there some time back and they no longer sell pine which is strange as it's more sustainable than oak
 

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Can't say their stuff impressed me. We ordered a large rustic oak chest of drawers from them about 4 years ago.

It took 8 weeks when they promised it within 2. It came direct from India in the end as there was none in stock in the UK, despite the salesman telling us when we placed the order that "there is stock in our UK warehouse".

It was clearly put together by Stevie Wonder. None of the drawers fitted, there were a couple of splits in the wood that had been badly filled and the box it came in was full of sawdust.
At one point I had to stand it on it's side and then I noticed why the drawers didn't fit.... a couple of support runners were broken and the others had obviously been put in while the lights were out.

Oak Furnitureland initially kept trying to offer us a 50% discount to keep it, but I insisted on a refund. That took a week to get them to agree, another couple of weeks to actually get the refund... and then another couple of weeks before they finally collected it.
 

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Sorry but 'interesting furniture' ???

One of the better oxymoron statements I have heard for years.... Bit like saying 'interesting potato sack'

About the only furniture that might be considered interesting would be something like an old desk with hidden compartments
Bog standard furniture cannot e described as interesting !
 

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When we were fitting out our place about five years ago we bought a lot of oak furniture. The stuff in Oakfurnitureland was pretty shoddy at the time but in fairness we did buy an extending table and dining chairs from them which were very good and massively cheaper than equivalent products from elsewhere.

wherever you buy, check whether the oak needs waxing on delivery….
 

derek kelly

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We have bought extending dining table & six chairs, a large wine unit, two display cabinets, coffee table, television stand & two bedside tables, from them, good quality & good service from oak furnitureland.
 

Pow-Lo

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Sorry but 'interesting furniture' ???

One of the better oxymoron statements I have heard for years.... Bit like saying 'interesting potato sack'

About the only furniture that might be considered interesting would be something like an old desk with hidden compartments
Bog standard furniture cannot e described as interesting !
Whilst I agree with the majority of what you’ve said, my wine table is pretty awesome.
 

Pow-Lo

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When we were fitting out our place about five years ago we bought a lot of oak furniture. The stuff in Oakfurnitureland was pretty shoddy at the time but in fairness we did buy an extending table and dining chairs from them which were very good and massively cheaper than equivalent products from elsewhere.

wherever you buy, check whether the oak needs waxing on delivery….
We went in there once and got hounded by a salesman so badly that Mrs P lost her sense of humour and told him to stop following us, only for one of his colleagues to take over :facepalm:

We weren’t impressed by their stuff. We bought a solid French oak kitchen dining table with two extension leaves and six chairs from an independent place in Cardiff. When we moved to Kent, Pickford’s dropped the table and took a lump out of it. Fair play they organised a french polisher to come out and repair it; turns out the chap was also a master carpenter and he did a fantastic job. Anyhoo, he asked us how much we paid for it (£1,500 back in 2001) and he nearly fell over. He said he couldn’t buy the materials and build it for himself at that price.
 

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We went in there once and got hounded by a salesman so badly that Mrs P lost her sense of humour and told him to stop following us, only for one of his colleagues to take over :facepalm:

We weren’t impressed by their stuff. We bought a solid French oak kitchen dining table with two extension leaves and six chairs from an independent place in Cardiff. When we moved to Kent, Pickford’s dropped the table and took a lump out of it. Fair play they organised a french polisher to come out and repair it; turns out the chap was also a master carpenter and he did a fantastic job. Anyhoo, he asked us how much we paid for it (£1,500 back in 2001) and he nearly fell over. He said he couldn’t buy the materials and build it for himself at that price.
It is always pretty easy to spot a salesperson who is in commission!

We too walked out of Oakfurnitureland after being hounded and bought from them online. Seem to recall we got a 10% as it was a Tuesday or some other memorable event.
 

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Personally I don’t have any dealings with Oak Furniture Land, being a joiner myself I’d make my own things. The thing that gets me is how cheap they can do it for. I quite often get people ask me to price something up to make. They fall over when I give them a quote and I get the usual “I can get it from oakfurnitureland for way less than that”. I can’t even get the oak for the prices they sell the whole thing for. But then it is mass produced and you only get what’s on offer and not made to measure.
 

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Personally I don’t have any dealings with Oak Furniture Land, being a joiner myself I’d make my own things. The thing that gets me is how cheap they can do it for. I quite often get people ask me to price something up to make. They fall over when I give them a quote and I get the usual “I can get it from oakfurnitureland for way less than that”. I can’t even get the oak for the prices they sell the whole thing for. But then it is mass produced and you only get what’s on offer and not made to measure.
No doubt sourced in the middle/Far East where labour and all other resources are relatively cheap and there is less concern about environmental issues. Ridiculous when you think about, assuming a 50% mark up in the showroom after shipping…the cost of materials and manufacturing is minuscule, almost certainly less than 20% of the showroom price.
 

Pow-Lo

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Personally I don’t have any dealings with Oak Furniture Land, being a joiner myself I’d make my own things. The thing that gets me is how cheap they can do it for. I quite often get people ask me to price something up to make. They fall over when I give them a quote and I get the usual “I can get it from oakfurnitureland for way less than that”. I can’t even get the oak for the prices they sell the whole thing for. But then it is mass produced and you only get what’s on offer and not made to measure.
Wouldn’t surprise me if their stuff wasn’t solid oak. I saw a table once that was supposed to be solid oak but the legs were ‘oak-plated’. Looked and felt solid enough but on turning the table upside down, I could see that the legs were hollow oak with another wood making up the core, which was about 70% of the leg.
 

Cougar377

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Wouldn’t surprise me if their stuff wasn’t solid oak. I saw a table once that was supposed to be solid oak but the legs were ‘oak-plated’. Looked and felt solid enough but on turning the table upside down, I could see that the legs were hollow oak with another wood making up the core, which was about 70% of the leg.
When we were looking to replace our diningroom table the year before last, we were after something rustic and of a decent thickness. We thought we'd give them another go on the basis that a diningroom table isn't that difficult to produce.

We made it very clear to their salesman that we wouldn't consider anything less than 2" thickness on top so he showed us several which were supposedly 2" to 3" thick. When you looked underneath, though, you could see that only the edging was that thickness. The bulk of the table top on every one was probably no more than 1" thickness.
 

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Best table we ever had was a massive and I mean massive solid oak frame with a piece of rough slate as the top, a good 3” thick and about 8’ x3’. To this day I wondered why they offered free delivery, two blokes turned up in a van with it and couldn’t move the top.. They grabbed four builders who were working over the road, my trolley jack and assorted pieces of timber from my garage and just about got,it round the back of the house. It was so heavy the block paving under the legs started sinking!
We really couldn’t take it when we moved,people who bought our house saw it and loved it so much they asked if they could buy it from us…after much thought (ahem) we let them have it….for more than we had paid for it some years earlier.

Lovely thing, wish we still had it.
 

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No doubt sourced in the middle/Far East where labour and all other resources are relatively cheap and there is less concern about environmental issues. Ridiculous when you think about, assuming a 50% mark up in the showroom after shipping…the cost of materials and manufacturing is minuscule, almost certainly less than 20% of the showroom price.
Why have you changed the subject to dishcloths ?
 
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