Red Oak

The Red Oak is one of the largest and most important timber trees. One of the fastest growing of the oaks, it attains to 80 feet and a diameter of two to three feet.

Overview

The sapwood of Red Oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is often 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 and a more porous end grain structure. The wood is mostly straight grained with a coarse texture.

Available Thickness:
1" (25mm), 2" (50mm).

Origin:
USA

Price*: $$$$$

Working Properties

Red oak machines well; nailing and screwing is good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained and polished to a very good finish. It performs best when dried slowly, reducing the opportunity for degrade such as splits and warp. It has a high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance under variable moisture conditions.

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Main Uses

Construction, Furniture, Flooring, Doors, Kitchens and Paneling.

Wall Paneling
Doors
Kitchens
Flooring
Furniture
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Features

  • Sawing
    Sawing
  • Drilling
    Drilling
  • Carving
    Carving
  • Screwing
    Screwing
  • Gluing
    Gluing
  • Finishing
    Finishing

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