Popularity of European Oak
Oak wood is highly valued for its hardness and beautiful colour and texture as furniture wood and for other high-quality applications.
The European wood species with its characteristic appearance, the hard wood and the memorable leaves has been standing in German forests since time immemorial.
The most common species in Central Europe are the sessile oak and the Stileiche, which are almost identical in appearance and wood characteristics.
The oak can grow up to 40m high and can reach 1000 years of age. Its acorns used to be a sought-after cattle feed, which is why it was specifically promoted in so-called middle forest management and thus produced thick, solitary oaks. Central forests that have grown through provide us today with valuable oaks that can be processed into high-quality products. In some areas, such as the Palatinate Forest, oaks grow to high quality in closed stands.
Oak floorboards in particularly large formats are the king of all wooden floors due to the timelessness and durability of the wood.
Oak wood is highly valued for its hardness and beautiful colour and texture as furniture wood and for other high-quality applications. Its ingredients create a high durability – even in wet and weather conditions – which was reflected mainly in its earlier use as railway sleepers. By the way: The hardness of the oak wood makes it a very sought-after wood for floor parquet and solid wood floors.
Special attention is paid to the highest quality logs when processing them into barrels for wines that mature in natural oak barrels, as well as when processing them into veneer, which in turn is used on furniture, wall coverings, etc. The wood is also used for the production of wood for the production of wine.
The fact that oak wood was also used as construction wood in the past can still be seen today in some half-timbered houses. Often the oak is used again as conventional construction timber for restorations of listed buildings. The use of oak has changed somewhat over the centuries, but has not lost any of its popularity.