Oak Wardrobes Buyer Guide


Oakland Quad WardrobeWhen it comes to buying any furniture for your home one of the biggest criteria is quality. This is closely followed by value for money. With oak wardrobes you get both.

Whether you are looking for a double wardrobe to put into the guest bedroom or a grand triple for the master there is a design perfect for you.

Benefits of Oak Wood

When you look at oak as a wood it is easy to see why it is used in furniture like it is. If you are looking for a solid wood wardrobe (or any furniture) then oak offers you strength that cannot be beaten.

Oak is a hardwood that grows over many years. That makes it a strong and hard wearing wood that can take the battering of time. While it is often more expensive than a wood like pine it offers you so many years of top quality service that it makes it a superb investment.

Sizes and Designs

You can get many sizes and designs allowing you to find one perfect for your needs and budget. From the Oakland Single Wardrobe right through to the Milton Oak Triple there is something to suit your requirements. There are even a selection of four door wardrobes for those who need a large amount of storage – now they are heavy.

Additional Drawers

One of the main features that many wardrobes have these days is extra drawers. In fact there are many oak wardrobes with drawers available today. Located in the base these offer extra storage in what is often a slightly taller wardrobe.

They are often made using dovetail joints and with solid wood bases unlike many flat packed wardrobes. This means there is no sagging of drawers after a few weeks. Most of the wardrobes we recommend below offer drawer or drawers within the base.

Internal Shelves

One thing to consider is just how much hanging rail space you need. Some triple and quad wardrobes offer a choice behind one of the doors. You can have it with a hanging rail or you can insert shelves. These units usually offer only hanging rails behind at least two of the doors. A number of the wardrobes we recommend below come with the option of internal shelves.

Mirrors

There are not a large number but a few have mirrors on the middle doors. This is a little extra that can help you get dressed in the morning. They are typically full length from the top of the wardrobe to the bottom. Check out the Appleby Oak Double below.

Extra Wide

Normally the width of the wardrobe is determined by how many doors. There is the off model like the Appleby Oak Wide Double which is a two door wardrobe but has a width closer to a three door. Do not assume anything. Always check the dimensions before buying. The widest oak wardrobe we recommend is the Oakland Quad which is over 2 meters wide.

Where to Buy Oak Wardrobes?

There are a number of places to buy oak wardrobes but online is generally seen as the best these days. Oak wardrobes are delivered in a part assembled condition. This is because of the weight.

I have personally used the Cotswold Company and cannot recommend them enough. They offer home delivery in a number of timed slots, they can even take away the packaging, build the wardrobe for you and they even offer finance. Buying a wardrobe has never been more affordable.

You can see all the oak wardrobes for sale by visiting The Cotswold Company.

Top Oak Wardrobes

Oakland Single Wardrobe

Oakland Single WardrobeThe Oakland Single Oak Wardrobe is the smallest of three wardrobes available from the Oakland Collection. It is made from solid oak throughout and that includes the drawer base. It is everything you expect from an oak wardrobe from good looking to as solid as a rock – well solid as an oak tree.

Behind the single door is the traditional hanging rail with an extra quite deep drawer beneath for the winter blanket. This wardrobe is ideal for a guest room or for anyone with minimal clothes although it can be used as a second wardrobe for those looking to expand their bedroom storage.

It is 193 cm in height, 75 cm in width and 58 cm in depth with a total weight of 69 kg’s. It is delivered part assembled meaning you just need to bolt the sections together. As it is only a single you could do this yourself although a second pair of hands will make it a lot easier.

Specification

  • Range: Oakland
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Single with Drawer
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Width: 75 cm
  • Depth: 58 cm
  • Weight: 69 Kg’s

Burchill Oak Double Full Hanging Wardrobe

Burchill Oak Double WardrobeOak is always a popular wood when it comes to furniture. It is strong and as you can see from the Burchill Double it is good looking too. This is a full hanging wardrobe meaning that it has the traditional hanging rail and nothing more. No shelves, no drawers just hanging rail. So if you need more storage for your best suits, dresses and trousers this could be just the thing.

The wardrobe itself is delivered part assembled but it is a very simple design. You will just need to bolt the base to the sides, front, back and top. Most of the work is already done. It is 192 cm in height, 112 cm in width  and 58 cm in depth. It weighs 83 kg’s showing just how solid oak wood can be.

If you like this wardrobe why not check out the other items of furniture in the collection. They include a number of other wardrobes as well as all the other items you need to furnish your bedroom in style.

Specification

  • Range: Burchill Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Full Hanging Double
  • Height: 192 cm
  • Width: 112 cm
  • Depth: 58 cm
  • Weight: 83 Kg’s

Oakland Gents Double Wardrobe

Oakland Gents Double WardrobeThe Oakland Gents Double Wardrobe is a wonderful example of a good looking wardrobe that offers what you need with the quality that will make it a great long term investment. It is a two door wardrobe with one extra drawer in the base. As you can see from the video below it is perfect for storing those extra blankets.

Available from The Cotswold Company it is like many of their wardrobes – top quality. Using dovetail joints and solid bases on the drawers you know they won’t fall apart like many cheaper flat packed wardrobes would. There is nothing worse than a sagging drawer.

The dimensions are 193 cm in height, 103 cm in width and 58 cm in depth. It weighs 74 kg’s and is delivered part assembled. It is part of a much wider collection called the Oakland Collection. There are over 100 items in this collection which covers almost every room in the house. We recommend you check it out. There is nothing better than oak furniture for looks, strength and long term value for money. This double wardrobe is a great example of that.


Specification

  • Range: Oakland
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Double with Drawer
  • Height: 193 cm
  • Width: 103 cm
  • Depth: 58 cm
  • Weight: 74 Kg’s

Appleby Oak Double Wardrobe with Mirrors

Appleby Oak Wide Double WardrobeThere are a number of wardrobes within the Appleby Oak Collection. This is the standard double although there is also a wide version available. It offers you everything that a standard double offers but this comes with a mirror attached to both doors. That is something not many offer.

As well as the mirrors it offers an additional drawer below. Inside is a long hanging rail section allowing for all your best clothes. It is made from solid wood throughout and comes part assembled. Once assembled this unit will be as strong as you need for years of service.

If you like the look of this wardrobe but need something bigger why not take a look at the Appleby Oak Wide Double or the Appleby Oak Triple Wardrobe with Mirror. What is particularly good about the Appleby collection is that so many wardrobes come with mirrors. You do not get that a lot these days. There are also a number of other items for the bedroom we recommend you check out before making your final decision.

Specification

  • Range: Appleby Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Solid Oak Double Wardrobe
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Width: 147 cm
  • Depth: 56 cm
  • Weight: 91 Kg’s

Hadley Smoked Oak 2 Drawer Wardrobe

Hadley Smoked Oak 2 Drawer WardrobeFor those looking for a wardrobe that offers elegance why not take a look at this the Hadley Smoked Oak 2 Drawer Wardrobe. It comes with a wonderful smoked oak look as well as a very useful design. This wardrobe is ideal as a wardrobe for those with shorter clothes like shirts and trousers. It is not ideal for those with long dresses because of the design.

What it offers you other than the hanging rail storage for your shirts is a shelf above and two additional drawers below. What this gives you is a number of options. We think this is actually a great wardrobe for children. Not only do you have a couple of drawers but because the children’s cloths are a lot smaller they will hang perfectly. You then have the shelf above and the base below to put extra things.

The dimensions of this wardrobe are 196 cm in height, 103 cm in width and 60.5 cm in depth. It weighs in at 106 kg’s. If this wardrobe is not big enough for you check out the Hadley Smoked Oak Triple Wardrobe which has a full hanging section from top to bottom. There are also a number of other items to help you get a truly elegant bedroom including beds and bedside tables.


Specification

  • Range: Hadley Smoked Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Double with Two Drawers
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Width: 103 cm
  • Depth: 60.5 cm
  • Weight: 106 Kg’s

Sherbourne Oak Triple Wardrobe

Sherbourne Oak Triple WardrobeIf you are not sure if you want a double or a triple wardrobe then the Sherbourne Oak Triple may be just the thing. Perhaps you want a triple but your space is limited? If that is the case then this wardrobe really is for you. It is quite narrow at only 132 cm in width but still offers a large level of storage for its size. It also comes with a dark oak look that has quality written all over it.

The wardrobe design offers full hanging with two extra drawers in the base. There are no shelves in this wardrobe or even the option to add them. It offers you what you need in a size that could be perfect for anyone with a small bedroom. Just for the record its dimensions are 183 cm in height, 132 cm in width and 52 cm in depth. It is 94 kg’s in weight.

Every wardrobe on our recommended list is there for a reason. Perhaps it is the size of a quad or the usefulness of a single. This is here because it is a great option for those with high storage needs who may lack huge amounts of space. At only 132 cm in width it offers that compromise perfectly.

Specification

  • Range: Sherbourne Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Three Door, Two Drawers
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Width: 132 cm
  • Depth: 52 cm
  • Weight: 94 Kg’s

Milton Oak Triple Wardrobe

Milton Oak Triple WardrobeThe Milton Oak Triple Wardrobe is in the top 10 list because it offers so much. It tops the list of solid oak triple wardrobe as you can see from the picture but it offer much more. It has the looks that you want, the strength that you need and the most wonderful design. This wardrobe offers you hanging rail behind two doors, hanging rail or shelves behind the third and two drawers below. This flexibility offers you the chance to change your storage if and when your needs change.

The dimensions are 192 cm in height, 148 cm in width and 58 cm in depth. It is 108 kg’s in weight and comes part assembled. Please watch the video below to see the true extent to this awesome triple.

I want to drawer your attention to two very important things – the shelves and the drawers. As you can see from the pictures and the video the shelves are made of solid wood. Just looking at them you can see how solid they are. They will take anything you throw at them. The same can be said about the drawers which offer a solid wood base. Again these will last and wont sag like some lower quality drawers.

Check out the Milton Oak collection as there are some wonderful other wardrobes, chest of drawers and many other items for the bedroom.

Specification

  • Range: Milton Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Solid Oak Triple Wardrobe
  • Height: 192 cm
  • Width: 148 cm
  • Depth: 58 cm
  • Weight: 108 Kg’s

Appleby Oak Triple Wardrobe with Mirror

Appleby Oak Triple WardrobeAlthough classes as a triple wardrobe it actually only has two working doors. The middle mirror is in fact fixed. It is ideal for helping you get dressed in the morning and the two doors either side will give you easy access to what is in the middle. With good looks and plenty of storage who cares how many doors it has?

The wardrobe itself offers hanging rail storage from one side to the other as well as two additional drawers in the base. The drawers are quite large with plenty of room for all your blankets and much more. The bases are made of solid wood so no sagging here.

This wardrobe is 190 cm in height, 140 cm in width and 56 cm in depth. It weighs in at 92 kg’s which is before you load it up. It is part assembled on delivery although final assembly is quite straight forward as it is with all part assembled wardrobes.

Specification

  • Range: Appleby Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Triple with Two Doors
  • Height: 190 cm
  • Width: 140 cm
  • Depth: 56 cm
  • Weight: 92 Kg’s

Hadley Smoked Oak Full Length Triple Wardrobe

Hadley Smoked Oak Full Length Triple WardrobeOn of the finest looking oak wardrobes we recommend is the Hadley Smoked Oak Full Length Triple which as you can see from the picture has a smoked look that fits well into most bedrooms.

The wardrobe offers you three doors of storage with two opening up to reveal hanging rails and the third opening up to shelves. These are ideal for towels, jumpers or if you are anything like me jogging bottoms. The bottom is perfect for shoes. It is a full hanging wardrobe so there is no extra drawers however there is plenty of space for your best suits and long dresses.

The wardrobe offers lovely features like bun feet which are always popular and small round metal handles. It is 196 cm in height, 155 cm in width and 60.5 cm in depth (That is one of the deepest). It weighs in at an impressive 136 kg’s due to the solid oak used. This wardrobe once assembled will not be coming down for many years to come.

Specification

  • Range: Hadley Smoked Oak
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Triple with Shelves
  • Height: 196 cm
  • Width: 155 cm
  • Depth: 60.5 cm
  • Weight: 136 Kg’s

Oakland Quad Wardrobe

Oakland Quad WardrobeOf all the oak wardrobes we have gone through here the Oakland Quad Wardrobe is the largest, heaviest and most expensive by far. Looking for a large oak wardrobe? – You just found it. It is an amazing four door wardrobe that offers you everything you could want from a wardrobe. It also comes with the strength you expect from oak and a look that says master bedroom all over it. If you want looks and need storage then this wardrobe id for you.

It has four doors in total with the far left and right offering a choice between hanging rail or internal shelves. Behind the middle two doors is a hanging rail and below are three drawers. There is a wide drawer in the middle with two narrow drawers either side.

The dimensions are 195 cm in height, 200.2 cm in width and 58 cm in depth. It is a massive 156.6 kg’s in weight which is not a surprise considering the amount of solid oak wood that has gone into this wardrobe. The unit is delivered in a part assembled condition due to its size and weight. You will receive the panels such as the base, the front, sides and back which need bolting together. You will need an extra pair of hands although you could pay for it to be assembled for you. 

Please note: Finance is available on this wardrobe if you buy from The Cotswold Company. Your payments could be as low as £30.12 a month.

Specification

  • Range: Oakland
  • Material: Oak
  • Type: Four Door with Three Drawers
  • Height: 195 cm
  • Width: 200.2 cm
  • Depth: 58 cm
  • Weight: 156.6 Kg’s

What Next?

If you like any of the wardrobes shown here or would like to see some alternatives take a trip to The Cotswold Company who specialise on solid oak wardrobes. Having used them myself I cannot recommend them enough. Happy hunting.

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