Oak is becoming more and more regnant and popular as one of the best furniture materials because of its low price and stable physical and chemical properties. As a result of this trend, oak kitchen cabinets appear in many houses , but many people still wonder if woodworm eats oak furniture.Oak wood is light yellow, and its heartwood ranges from brown to light yellow.The oak’s grain contains Tannin - an important ingredient in the process of tanning leather. It is worth noting that furniture beetle will only eat the outer section of a tree (the ‘sapwood’ portion). There are two reasons for this:
- There are more nutrient in this sort of wood ;
- The inner ‘heartwood’ of building timbers like oak contains toxins that would poison them if they ate this wood. So: not all timber is equally susceptible to furniture beetle attack. If all your wood is good quality heartwood, your risk of furniture beetle attack is much reduced. Sapwood is usually lighter in colour than heartwood, so a trained eye can see where the high risk areas are.