Famous Examples and Benefits of Green Oak

With over 600 known species of oak readily available, it comes of no surprise that choosing the best material for carpentry purposes is an extremely difficult task.

How does one establish which type of oak is the most durable, attractive, versatile and affordable?

And better yet: How do you know which type of oak is the best for the manufacturing of street furniture?

Though distinguishing one superior type of oak for any carpentry project is a tough goal to achieve, there are a few types of oak, which simply prevail because of their uniqueness.

One of the more notable types of premier oak is green oak.

Green oak is a fundamental material in the timber industry thanks to its ability to a hold a moisture content greater than its fibre saturation point.

It is responsible for producing ecologically responsible landscape furniture and beautiful, intricate designs.

In many instances, when exposed to excessive amounts of water, timber will shrink and on some occasions, possibly distort.

This is where oak is in a league of its own: After being exposed to excessive amounts of water, oak obtains the ability to naturally dry down by 18%; and by holding a moisture content greater than its fibre saturation point, green oak serves as the best material for benches that are likely to get wet.

Famous landmarks and buildings constructed using green oak

Many of the world’s most established architectural constructions famously used green oak as their core material. As well as its longevity, green oak also has the ability to be crafted into beautiful and intricate designs, which can be seen in the various examples below:

Pilton Barn - Glastonbury

Pilton Barn: Glastonbury. A notable building constructed using green oak.


Windsor Castle: Windsor, Berkshire in England. A famous castle noted for being constructed using green oak.

Our range of green oak products

In addition to the broad range of established buildings that are manufactured using green oak, we also produce a wide range of our products using the same materials.

In my heart I In my heart I hear the flowers Oak Bench

Engraved poet oak bench

Green Oak Wave Bench

Green oak wave bench

Oak ripple seats

Oak ripple seats

To see more oak products and to find out more about the benefits of green oak, visit GreenOakFurniture.net. Alternatively, view our full range of green oak street furniture on ChrisNangleFurniture.co.uk.