Wood Oak Bed Frames
Wood is among the most common materials used to make bed frames. Of the many types of wood materials that can be used to make bed frames, oak is perhaps one of the best choices. An oak bed frame will be made from wood that is exceptionally durable and strong, not to mention resistant to common types of damage such as chipping or cracking. Since oak is a hardwood, it is also generally resistant to water damage and bug infestation, meaning the oak bed frames are likely to last a long time, even in damp conditions. Perhaps the biggest drawback to oak is its price tag. An oak bed frame is likely to be more expensive than bed frames made from other materials because oak is highly valued for so many applications. It is often used, for example, to create barrels for aging wine or other spirits, and it is highly valued in nautical applications such as ship building.
Carving or otherwise cutting the pieces for an oak bed frame can also be difficult because oak is such a hard wood. A skilled craftsman will generally be required in order to create an attractive bed from oak lumber, which can, in turn, elevate the price of the unit. While oak is very durable and strong, it is also very heavy, which means moving the bed can be quite difficult. Once the oak bed frame is in place, it is likely that it will stay in that location for a long time, as moving the bed without the help of another person or people can be difficult or impossible, especially with larger oak bed frames that feature a headboard and a footboard. The frame will need to be constructed in pieces to ensure it can be moved if necessary.