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The Beauty of Raw Wood

Pair of Raw Light Oak Tall Stool (image 2)

With more and more people looking for furniture with a natural light finish, raw untreated wood has fast become a popular finish.

The one thing to consider before making a raw wood purchase is the upkeep of it. It is worth noting that because of the untreated finish, there is no protection against staining.  Whilst raw wood is perhaps not the best option if you have small children, new markings do add to the character. To look after your raw wood furniture, it is relatively straightforward.


Rub it down with gentle sand paper or even bleach the surface to clean it. Because of this upkeep, ultimately, raw wood works best with hardwood such as oak. However, it is easy to see why so many people are drawn to raw wood; the gorgeous rustic finish which can be gained from untreated wood! The gorgeous natural markings give an unbeatable charm and look fantastic paired in any décor scheme. At Modish Living, our range of raw wood furniture is crafted using both oak and reclaimed wood sourced from Victorian buildings and old factories to ensure that every piece is unique and to give a wonderful character.

The gorgeous soft colour of the Raw Reclaimed Wood Sideboard would be a perfect addition to any kitchen or dining room. The light finish of the wood is perfect for large furniture pieces like a sideboard because it ensures your room remains light and gives the illusion of more space.

Light Raw Oak Small Shelf Ladder - interior
Alternatively, our Light Raw Oak Small Shelf Ladder is perfect if you are looking for something unique. The shelves make an eye catching storage piece for your home whether you use it in your kitchen as a place to proudly store your cookbook collection or as a display unit for family photos or items from your travels.

To find the perfect touch of raw wood for your home, take a look at the Modish Living website or get in touch with one of our team.

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