American White Oak

American white oak is a pale yellow-brown biscuit colour with a pinkish tint. Straight
grained with a characteristic silver grain figure on quarter-sawn material. This comes
from the timber's broad rays which give white oak more figure than red oak. Northern
(Appalachian) oak is slow growing producing light weight, mild wood generally
considered superior to southern oak which is faster growing with a harder, coarser

Mainly Used For: Flooring, Interior joinery & furniture,
Cabinetmaking, Wine barrel staves & caskets

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