The timber is a biscuit/light brown color through to the occasional slight pink tinge, with a medium to course texture. This variation is attributed to there being several oak species in the mix. The boards are purposely milled to produce a back sawn or crown/cathedral grain pattern. This sets it apart from European Oak which is similar in appearance however typically produced in a mix of both quarter and back sawn boards. American White Oak can also be produced in quarter sawn by special order. This prized cut is traditionally sort after because it displays the medullary ray feature of the specie.
NAME: American White Oak
BOTANICAL NAME: Quercus spp
OTHER NAMES: White Oak, Northern Oak, Appalachian Oak
WEIGHT / KD AVE: 760 Kg/m3
Being a medium to coarse textured species some care is required when machining, predrilling for fastenings is required. A good finish can be achieved.
Furniture, high class joinery, shopfitting, cabinetmaking, doors, flooring, traditionally used for barrel staves, coffins, boatbuilding, exterior and structural joinery. It is also one of the best steam bending timbers.
Traditionally respected as a most durable timber. American White Oak is Class 2 durability – 15-25 years in contact with the ground.
25/38/50/75mm x Random Widths
25×75/100/125/150/200mm Set Size
1.8 – 4.8 Meter Lengths
American White Oak in use
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