If you’re thinking of buying new furniture, it makes great sense to steer away from the plasstics and manmade products that won’t last and will have to be disposed of in the not too distant future. As we all know, oak and other woods have provided us with furniture ever since man evolved from floor squatting in caves. We are all familiar with pictures from the heritage houses, great tables and testles – sideboards and dressers in massive pieces of oak and ash, or elm. But for those who desire less builk, less age and something a tad lighter, there are some really fabulous modern pieces available today. Modern oak furniture has a lightness of colour and feel yet will be substantial and serve the family well for many generations. There are complete dining sets with neat easy to manage chairs; for those who like the more industrial look, this is in abundance – oak topped tables with metal ‘hairpin’ style legs and supports. A fresh and inspiring selection within the modern budget too.