About White Oak
White Oak Characteristics:
Has a finer texture than Red Oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities. Produces good results with hand and machine tools. Responds well to steam-bending. Easy to glue, and takes stain and finishes very well.
Has a light to medium brown color, though there can be a fair amount of variation in color.
Some Typical Uses:
Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, indoor millwork, moldings, desks, baseboard and veneer.
What's the Tree Like?
Common hardwood in Eastern Canada and northeastern United States. The tree matures at about 65-100 feet in height and a trunk of 36-48".
White Oak is available in the following thickness:
- 4/4 (13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 4/4 (13/16") quarter sawn S2S and edged one side
- 6/4 (1-5/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 8/4 (1-13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side