White Oak

Similar to European Oak. Light coloured sapwood with light to dark brown heartwood. Mostly straight grained with medium to coarse texture. Main uses, construction, furniture, flooring, kitchen cabinets, architectural and exterior joinery, mouldings and barrel staves.

Description

Light tan to pale yellow brown, and may have a pinkish tinge. It is similar to European oak. White Oak is somewhat more figured than Red Oak. The grain is open and the texture is medium to coarse. Weight averages 46lbs pcf / sg .76.


Properties

Medium bend & crush strength. Makes it an excellent steam bending wood. Pre-boring is a good idea, but it takes nails & screws well. Gluing results vary. Stains well and polishes to a good finish. Dries slowly with tendency for checking, splitting and honeycombing. Requires careful air or kiln drying. Medium movement.

Main Uses

Flooring, exterior trim & siding, furniture components, interior construction and trim, paneling, and cabinets.

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