This is definitely the time of year when we look back to day of old. This is because the tv is constantly re-running old films, or things with Dickensian themes and we like to fondly remember programmes from our youth that makes us feel all rosy and glowing with family love and pride. Of course, the oak furniture in all these places is one of the things that makes us feel solid and worthy ourselves. Whenever I go round heritage properties, something I’ve loved doing all my adult life, I am constantly longing to run my fingers along that gorgeous oak ressle or maybe just feel the walnut on that piano! There is something sturdy and reassuring about the look of oak particularly – it has a richness and the colour is warm and inviting. It is also a very versatile wood to use – making it ideal for just about any kind of furniture.