I have always been a HUGE fan of Ranch Oak. Unfortunately, it is not very common and when you do find it, it is usually expensive. Mel and I found this set at a recent 2nd Sunday Sacramento Antique Faire.
What I dig about Ranch oak is the hand scrapped look of the wood. They also rubbed white furniture wax on the exposed wood surfaces that builds up and gets into all the nooks and crannies. Also, when it was popular to have tapered leg furniture, Ranch Oak reversed the taper to being fat at the bottom and thin at the top.
This set is in overall great condition, but it needs new foam. If this set was redone it would be mind blowing!
These chairs are so comfortable.
The mark of quality.
I might check with my upholsterer to see if he can just replace the foam on the backrest and the lower cushion without replacing the fabric. Keep your fingers crossed!
Our story started 80 plus years ago with one man’s hobby. Our founder, Paul Brandt, is well-known for Ranch Oak furniture, introduced in the late 1930s. Styles for every room, known for quality and durability were manufactured in Fort Worth, Texas through the 1980s.Ranch Oak furniture is now known as “vintage” ranch furniture in collector markets. But when Paul wasn’t guiding his huge furniture manufacturing company, he was sometimes smoking turkeys in his backyard smokehouse, a hobby that made him popular with his friends, neighbors, and relatives for the delicious results!
The Brandt company Ranch Oak furniture is highly collectable and hard to find. It was made from the 1930’s to the 1970’s era, in Fort Worth, Texas. The carved pieces, made in the 1930’s and 40’s era are the most highly collectable. The light oak color is the most desirable, and most western looking. Ranch oak is the most sophisticated way to decorate western. It is nearly indestructible!
The following images are from the numerous sales brochures they released over the years. There is some really great vintage imagery!
I love these vintage illustrated catalogs.
If that got your Ranch Oak juices flowing, here are some actual pieces!
Look at the rough cut of the legs on this end table, I love it!
I could imagine watching Bonanza while sitting on this couch, couldn’t you?
This set is on eBay right now (couch, love seat, end tables)!!!
If I only had room!