The Solid Oak Furniture Store : A New Oak Furniture Retailer

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New solid oak furniture retailer ‘The Solid Oak Furniture Store’ has opened for business, offering consumers an alternate choice when shopping for hardwood furniture online. The following press release was recently submitted, exclusively for The Shelf.

At the Solid Oak Furniture Store, our aim is to bring you superior quality solid hardwood furniture at unbeatable prices.

We offer over twenty exclusive ranges of solid oak, mahogany and mango furniture in various styles and finishes to perfectly compliment every room in your home.

Each product is expertly handcrafted to the highest standard using only the finest A-grade solid hardwood and all drawers are constructed using robust dovetail joints with solid hardwood backs, bases and runners to ensure maximum strength and durability. You will never find any veneers, MDF or flat-packs at the Solid Oak Furniture Store, only top quality hardwood furniture at amazing prices.

Our fully assembled products are delivered free of charge to your room of choice by our two-man delivery team and in the unlikely event that you’re not fully satisfied with your purchase, we operate a seven day no-quibble money back guarantee.

You also have the option to take up to 3 years ‘interest free credit’ or if you’d prefer, buy now and pay later on orders over £600.
Take a look at our fantastic selection of solid hardwood Dining Room Furniture, Living Room Furniture and Bedroom Furniture – you won’t be disappointed!

Shopping for a Sofa?

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How to Choose Your Next Sofa

Although it’s important to choose a sofa that suits your living room, comfort and durability should also be at the forefront of your mind. A typical sofa should last for approximately ten years, and there are many factors that can affect its longevity. Here are some hints and tips to help you find a sofa which will stand the test of time:

Sofas – Hardwood Frames

Let’s start from the inside of the sofa. When choosing a new sofa, it’s vital you pick one with a strong, well-constructed frame. Even better, pick one that features handcrafted solid hardwood frames that are dowel glued and screwed rather than stapled. Leather and fabric sofas such as the Vermont large sofa and Jasmine small sofa from Oak Furniture Land each boast hardwood frames, which are glued and screwed together by skilled craftsmen in the UK. Unlike cheap fabric sofas with chipboard or softwood frames, these sofas are much more cost effective in the long run as they offer exceptional durability for years of reliable use.

Sofas – Seat Fillings and Cushions

Sofas are designed to offer you ultimate comfort and support and the type of filling used in the seat cushions is of the utmost importance. The best type of seat cushion you can find is one that’s been filled using either Duratech or Encore carded fibre. These are the only two filling types to have ever received the FIRA Gold Award for product excellence. The material moulds to the shape of your body – much in the same way that memory foam works – which ensures unbeatable comfort and support. Another key feature to look out for in your new sofa is generously deep seat cushions with fibre-filled backs for extra support.

Choosing sofas – Upholstery

In the sofa world, choice is everything. Leather and fabric sofas come in a wide range of finishes and the type of upholstery used can make a huge different to the comfort and durability of your new sofa. When shopping for a new leather sofa, ‘semi-aniline’ is a key word to look out for. Representing the highest quality, this type of leather sofa will age beautifully and allows the beauty of the hide to be enjoyed in its most natural form. Fabric sofas, on the other hand, can be deliciously soft and the covers are often removable for dry-cleaning purposes.

Contemporary Sofas and Traditional Sofas

Last but certainly not least, you should choose a sofa that complements your living space. If your home is ultra-modern, perhaps you might enjoy the understated sophistication of a full-grain, Italian leather sofa. For a classically-styled conservatory, you might opt for a loose cover fabric sofa with elegant valances. Finally, before you delve into the sofa world for your next purchase, make sure you check for free delivery services and interest free finance options!

Home Improvement Magazines: Don’t Move… Improve!

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Moving homes is certainly not cheap. More and more, people are looking to take on home improvement projects rather than tackling the property market. But where do you begin? Whether it’s a bathroom makeover, a whole new kitchen or perhaps a loft conversion, it’s a good idea to get some inspiration before you begin. Home improvement magazines are designed to offer exactly that: advice, tips and techniques that inspire without prompting you to spend a fortune. Home improvement magazines are also great for providing step-by-step templates of how to tackle small projects. From planning your budget, to researching different costs, skills and materials, most home improvement magazines promise to cover all issues!

Of course home improvement can carry very different meanings for different people. One person might be planning to completely revamp the downstairs layout of their home, and the next could simply want to install a new bathroom. Home improvement magazines such as Celebrity Home Angels aim to address a number of issues, so whatever you’re planning to do, there’s bound to be something relevant. Home improvement magazines often outline various projects that other people have undertaken, so you can gain an insight into how they managed to transform their home and importantly how much it set them back. As well as being crammed full with glossy pictures of beautiful properties, home improvement magazines often offer the latest in design news so that you can ensure your improvements are bang-up-to-date.

So, if you’re thinking of improving your living space, why not take a look at some of the many home improvement magazines on offer? Even if you’re simply redecorating, you can uncover some innovative and inspirational ideas that will ensure your house remains stylish for years and years to come.

Oak Furniture Land Unveils Debut TV Advert

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Fast-growing hardwood furniture retailer,, launches its first ever TV advertising campaign to raise brand awareness and support their nationwide store expansion plans
The UK’s largest retailer of solid hardwood furniture, Oak Furniture Land, has announced the release of their first television ad. The 30-second advert premieres on 14th August and will run for two weeks across several national channels.

Produced by Wordley Production Partners, the advert aims to raise brand awareness and reinforce the company’s core selling point: ‘No veneers, no chipboard – just solid hardwood’. It depicts a couple exploring an Oak Furniture Land showroom for the first time. With a sense of mischief, the husband is keen to inspect the quality of the furniture; even going as far as lifting a dining table to feel its weight. Clearly impressed with the furniture, the ad concludes with the couple jumping onto one of the beds and a pan shot of the Oak Furniture Land Thurrock showroom.

The ad also highlights Oak Furniture Land’s free delivery service and interest free finance options (up to three years interest-free credit or buy now, pay later on all purchases over £600). It showcases just a few of the many products available, including a distinctive Rustic Solid Oak Sideboard (£359) and Solid Oak Extending Dining Table with six Leather Scroll Back Chairs (£699). Tabitha Penny, Head of Marketing for Oak Furniture Land, comments:-

“We’re very excited about Oak Furniture Land’s debut TV advert. Following the tremendous success of our new showrooms, we decided that now would be a good time to support our growth with a TV campaign. The objective of the commercial is to raise awareness of our brand and drive viewers to our website at We aim to show off the quality of our products and their fantastic, highly competitive prices.

All our furniture is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen using traditional dovetail joints – we don’t use chipboard, MDF or veneers in any of our products. Oak Furniture Land is currently experiencing double-digit like-for-like sales growth and we intend to maintain this pace until our brand is firmly established as a household name.”
For more information on Oak Furniture Land and its debut TV advertising campaign, visit
About Oak Furniture Land:

Recognised for quality, value and choice, Oak Furniture Land is the largest retailer in the UK to make hardwood furniture directly. Everything is designed and crafted in-house and delivered, free of charge, direct to the customer’s room of choice.

This approach allows the company to cut out the middle man; and reflect these savings in their highly competitive prices. Oak Furniture Land was recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing private companies by the Fast Track 100 in association with The Sunday Times. Published on the 5th December 2010, the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranked the company number 34 in the league table.

Summer Sun and Home Bargains

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With the summer now in full swing and the BBQ out more nights than not, home improvement may be a task that is put on the back burner. That said it is these summer months when some great prices can be got on furniture and other house hold products. You only have to look at the DFS sofa advertising and Kitchen prices available to back this up.

Here at The Shelf we make bring you the rundown in what furniture to look for this summer. First up sideboards:

Sideboards are often a highly under-rated piece of furniture; they are incredibly useful in many different spaces and rooms throughout the home; they fit inoffensively and neutrally with the rest of your furniture as they are not tall enough to impose upon or dominate the space in a room. In fact, most sideboards are effective in creating extra space, as they act as both a useful storage facility and a make shift coffee table and extra surface to display vases or ornaments.

Like dressers, a sideboard can be used as either an attractive piece of furniture and neat way to organise things in your home, or a cheeky space to clear the clutter away when guests announce a surprise visit! Sideboards are ideal as a piece of Indian, birch hardwood or oak furniture, as the solid wood makes them appear elegant and sophisticated. An Indian side table offers a much richer depth of colour to a room than oak furniture, which is more light and natural, but the ideal choice depends on personal preference, the existing furniture within the room and the colour and décor of the space.

Sideboards are most commonly used in dining rooms, living rooms or hallways but they would also make a useful addition to bedroom furniture or in a bathroom, where they could store towels or bathroom products.

The range of sideboards available is extensive. It is possible to choose sideboards with or without legs, sideboards with varying patterns, a sideboard of birch, Indian, mango or oak furniture, sideboards with drawers, cupboards or a combination of both depending on what exactly you intend to store, and sideboards of varying length, width and height so that the furniture will fit neatly and exactly into your home and complement the other furniture in the room.

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