Why Buy Furniture Online?

Are you on the hunt for top-quality, solid wood furniture for home or office? In the old days, this meant driving around from store to store, fighting traffic and dealing with hordes of people in busy shopping centres. But no more! Now, you can shop for furniture online and in peace. Out of Wood may be based in Margate, on the KZN South Coast, but now our ecommerce store allows folks all around the country to purchase our good solid wood furniture. Our online furniture store allows customers to:

  • Access our store 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Shop from the comfort of their home
  • Get great furniture at the best possible prices
  • Have furniture delivered to site
  • Save on fuel!

Buying furniture online has never been easier. Simply:

  • Browse our products by category and select the item of furniture which grabs your fancy
  • Select ‘add to cart’
  • Choose from our many sizing options and select the quantity of items you desire
  • Select ‘add to cart’
  • Select ‘checkout’ and your order will be processed.

Happy online furniture shopping!

What is a Sleigh Bed?

Sleigh beds quite literally resemble snow sleighs – with a high curved headboard and a lower curved footboard. These wooden beds originated in the civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome and enjoyed immense popularity in France and North America during the Victorian era when grand homes were decorated in an ornate classical style. Napoleon is credited with popularising the sleigh bed in nineteenth century France – legend has it he required all the beds he slept in to be made in this style. The French trend caught on in America, and the sleigh bed – also sometimes referred to as the French bed – quickly became a status symbol amongst the wealthy élite. Today, wooden sleigh beds are once again sought after in stylish homes – they lend a sophisticated and luxurious feel to the bedroom, whilst still being versatile enough to work in a setting of traditional or contemporary styling.

Sleigh beds work best in solid wood of the very highest quality. Out of Wood manufactures five different sleigh bed designs – each one fit for a king!

The Allure of the Four-Poster Bed

There’s something quite appealing about a four-poster bed – no other style of bed conjures up quite the same romantic, olde worlde charm. In Medieval England, a solid wood four-poster bed was the ultimate status symbol – considered the most important item of furniture in a home, the better the wood out of which the bed was made and the more well-crafted and ornate it was, the more well-off the landlord. In those days, the four posts extending from each corner of the bed were more than aesthetic, however – they were functional, too. These posts supported huge (and often elaborate) canopies and drapes which, whilst lending a luxurious air – and letting you know the bed’s occupant was a VIP – also provided privacy and kept out cold draughts. Communal medieval sleeping areas may have been relegated to the history books and we can now regulate our indoor climate through heating or airconditioning, but our love for the elegant four-poster bed remains.

If you’re looking for a statement piece of solid wood bedroom furniture, choose from one of seven gorgeous four-poster bed styles from Out of Wood.

Storing Wine in a Wine Rack

Alas, we may not have the space or the cash to build a wine cellar at home, but we can treat ourselves to a high quality wooden wine rack. Not only does a nicely stocked wood wine rack make a great focal point in the dining room, kitchen or bar but it actually will store wine correctly as well. Here are some tips for wine lovers to follow:

  • Don’t store wine bottles upright (like in a cupboard or on a kitchen counter) for any length of time – the corks will dry out, air will enter the bottle and the wine will go off
  • Place your wooden wine rack in a cool spot – wine needs to be kept at a temperature of around 25° Celsius. Any warmer and it can spoil.
  • Keep wine out of direct sunlight – too bright light can spoil wine (which is why wine bottles are generally made from green glass)
  • Don’t keep wine in the fridge – refrigeration can dry out the cork and the excessive cold tends to ruin the flavour, flattening out the subtle nuances in flavour and aroma

Placing wine bottles horizontally in a wooden wine rack is the perfect way to store them – the cork will be moistened by the wine and will remain airtight, preserving it. Our solid wood wine racks can store up to 45 bottles and has drawers for keeping wine accessories, like bottle openers or coasters.