Interior sills serve many purposes. They are no longer simply an additional storage surface - they have become an important element of personal style. Decorated with flowerpots, family pictures or other objects, they demonstrate personal taste and preferences. The natural look of an oak window sill helps to add a friendly and warm ambiance to the inside of your home. Sills are available in many different types of wood, perfectly matching your interior design, regardless of whether you are aiming for a primarily rustic or elegant aesthetic.
Solid Oak - A Natural Material
Oak is one of the most versatile types of wood native to Europe. For centuries, it has been used in the construction of boats, bridges, homes and pieces of art, because it is extremely robust while also relatively easy to work on. Especially interior designers favour this material for its warm brown and yellow colour and interesting grain that turns it into a real eye catcher when used for furniture. Compared to other timbers, it is relatively heavy, yet elastic, and less prone to be damaged by water. Due to its stability, durability and distinctive look, it has proven to be an ideal material for constructing window sills.
Window sills can easily be made to measure, typically measuring 24 mm - 400 mm wide.
How to Choose the Best Material for your Needs
Sills are categorised into two subtypes: internal and external variants. Aside from the possibility of using them as additional space for decorative objects, both subtypes have to fulfil a different set of functions.
An external window sill's main purpose is to protect the wall and the window from the effects of adverse weather conditions, such as rain water accumulating and damaging the masonry from within. It usually features a drip edge to achieve this.