WOOD SPECIES

Alder

Ash

Birch

Cherry

Hickory

Hard Maple

Red Soft Maple

Poplar

RED OAK

White Oak

White Pine

Walnut



Red Oak

General Description
The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture.


Working Properties
Red 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. It dries slowly.


Physical Properties
The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength and stiffness and high crushing strength. It is very good for steam bending. Great wear-resistance.


For more information, visit the Hardwood Manufacturers Association.

Wood Species copy courtesy of www.hardwoodinfo.com.
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