Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of creating a handful of White Oak & Red Oak tables and desks. The terms ‘white oak’ and ‘red oak’ refer to the two primary groups of commercially harvested oaks, rather than two specific species. As domestically grown woods, both groups are commonly available and used across the North American market, in flooring, accent beams, furniture, and more craft & building applications.
Through trendy interior design practices and their product catalogs, like Amber Interiors and Studio McGee, white oak is certainly a sought after material choice for today’s interiors. Creamy and olive-hued, it fits right in with soft white modern farmhouse styling and coastal contemporary themes. But historically, from ship building to coopering (the art of barrel making), white oak has been a staple of American society for centuries. Unlike red oak, white oak’s closed-pore nature makes it ideal for moisture resistance. It is also slightly harder than red oak, with a greater ability to resist denting and scratches. And of course, as a result of demand, white oak tends to be more expensive than red oak.
Having just wrapped up the design and build of one of our largest white oak tables yet, we thought it was a perfect time to share a look back at our other oak creations.
The original Kamehana Desk, White Oak with Maui Monkeypod Drawer Front
Maui HUE Cash Wrap Desk, Red Oak in a butcher block style
Maui Resort Rentals Entry Desk & Cabinet, Red Oak in a butcher block style with under fitting L-cabinet.
Kalakoa L-Desk, Red Oak with distressed dyed & painted colors
Country Modern Dining Table, White Oak
BB Studio Invitation Table, White Oak
Ellipse Dining Table, White Oak
We love creating these elegant centerpieces for homes and offices alike. From small to large spaces, oak tables are a clean, warm, and grounding natural addition. Once they’re installed, it almost feels like they should never leave ;)
If you’re looking for a table custom sized to fit your space, don’t hesitate to reach out. We often alter our collection products’ dimensions to specific requests, and we also consult on fully custom designs.