White Oak American

Hardwood, heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Produces good results with hand and machine tools. Has moderately high shrinkage values. Glues, stains, and finishes well.

White Oak American

Botanical Name:

Quercus Alba


Eastern USA and South Eastern Canada

Brief Description:

Colour: Varies from pale yellow-brown to biscuit with a pinkish tint

Grain: Straight

Texture: Medium to coarse

Classification: Hardwood


Furniture, cabinet making, joinery, heavy construction, parquet and strip flooring, boat building. Also: Plywood and ornamental veneers for panelling and decorative veneers.

Working Properties:

Varies according to rate of growth, nailing may need pre-boring, screws well, gluing properties are variable, stains and polishes to a good finish.


The heartwood is durable and extremely resistant to preservative treatment. The sapwood is moderately resistant


760 kg/m³

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