An Overview of the Uses and Care of Oak

A very pretty cluster of Oak Leaves with some Acorns attached, this antique Botanical image comes from an 1890’s book. Image courtesy of

This selection came from “The Household Encyclopaedia; or, Family Dictionary of Everything Connected with Housekeeping and Domestic Medicine Vol. II,” by an Association of Heads of Families and Men of Science, 1859. It provided a nice overview of the oak tree and how to care for oak floors. As with any vintage perspective, I found myself looking up several terms and have provided links to definitions.

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