Red Oak (Click on an Item Photo for the net sizes)
DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is similar to other oaks & coloration runs from a light tan to pink with a reddish tinge. The wood is predominantly straight grained & coarse textured. Has a somewhat less attractive figure than White Oak due to smaller rays.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: North America
BOTANICAL NAME: Quercus Rubra
WORKING PROPERTIES: Density varies. Gluing properties vary & nailing may require pre-drilling. Takes stain well & polishes to a good finish.
USES: Furniture, veneer, interior joinery, flooring & plywood. Not suitable for exterior work.
JANKA HARDNESS: 1290