White Oak Wood

White Oak wood lumber is strong, beautiful, rot-resistant, easy-to-work, and economical, representing an exceptional value to woodworkers. It’s no wonder that the White Oak Wood Lumber is so widely used in cabinet and furniture making. White Oak is commonly used in  Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, and veneer.

Stock Information

Species Information

  • CUTS: Flatsawn, Quartersawn
  • SIZES: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4
  • DRYING: Kiln-Dried (KD)
  • OTHER NAMES:  Quercus alba
  • ORIGIN:  Eastern United States
  • APPEARANCE:  Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns.
  • DENSITY: Janka scale hardness is 1,350 lb  for dry material
  • WEIGHT: White Oak weighs in at an average between  47  lbs/ft3
  • DRYING:  The wood is difficult to dry. It dries rather slowly and requires care.
  • WORKABILITY:  Produces good results with hand and machine tools. Has moderately high shrinkage values, resulting in mediocre dimensional stability, especially in flatsawn boards. Can react with iron (particularly when wet) and cause staining and discoloration.
  • DURABILITY:  Rated as very durable; frequently used in boatbuilding and tight cooperage applications.
  • PRESERVATION:  White oak heartwood is reported to have exceptionally poor response to treatment with preservatives. Sapwood has moderate resistance to impregnation. High natural resistance to decay allows the heartwood to be used outdoors without chemical protection.
  • FINISHING:  Responds well to steam-bending. Glues, stains, and finishes well.

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