When looking to make home improvements, it is always a great idea to invest in designs and pieces that will benefit not only the stylistic attributes of your home, but also the mathematic attributes of your bank account. But how can oak be an investment? Quite simply, the oak tree is one of the most beautiful woods crafted. Used to make beautiful pieces of furniture by skilled carpenters, there are very few areas where oak hasn’t been found in our culture. If well maintained and looked after, oak furniture can last decades or even centuries, eventually becoming family heirlooms which can be passed down generation after generation.