White Oak

Quercus alba

White Oak, like Red Oak grows broadly across the eastern half of the United States. Although in smaller quantities than Red Oak, White Oak is a ring porous species with a characteristic strong grain and rays that are more pronounced and longer than those in Red Oaks. The heartwood is light to medium tan; the sapwood is creamy-white.

Properties

White Oak machines well, nailing and screwing are good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained to a good finish. It can be stained with a wide range of finish tones.

Uses

It used mainly for furniture, flooring, architectural millwork and mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling and caskets.

Rustic White Oak

Quercus alba

Rustic Red Oak is pulled for its character. It will yield no less than #1Com with sound cuttings (unlike clear-face cuttings in the standard grading rules). The sound character will include sound knots (1/2” in average diameter or less), and excessive pin knots and/or worm holes. The color will include a full range of color inherent in White Oak, including some sapwood and mineral streaks.