''Green Oak' is Oak that was felled in the last 12-24 months, and as such has a fairly high moisture content, typically around 60 - 80%. The Oak will slowly dry out over a couple of years until its moisture content levels to match its environment. As the Oak dries, it may change shape slightly as well as develop splits and cracks as it does. This is what gives Oak its character as time goes by. Often the Oak beams we use to make all our furniture comes with splits and cracks in it (as a result of the drying process). Whilst we try to use the best bits of Oak we can, sometimes there will be splits in our products as they are an unavoidable feature of Green Oak.