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.
Eastern USA and South Eastern Canada
Colour: Varies from pale yellow-brown to biscuit with a pinkish tint
Texture: Medium to coarse
Furniture, cabinet making, joinery, heavy construction, parquet and strip flooring, boat building. Also: Plywood and ornamental veneers for panelling and decorative veneers.
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