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Red Oak (Botanical: Quercus rubra)

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Red Oak By The Numbers:

3.58
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
0.00% lighter than red oak
1290
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
0.00% softer than red oak
0.64
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
0.00% less dense than red oak

Red Oak Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Red Oak Wood Characteristics

Straight grain with a coarse texture. Generally works and finished well but timbers from the Northern growing region will be more consistent in color and have a finer texture. Large open pores produce distinctive grain.
color of Red Oak

Color Range

Light brown with a reddish tinge.
other names for Red Oak

Other Names

Northern red oak, Red oak, Gray oak, American red oak, Canadian red oak
uses for Red Oak

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, floors, accessories, shop jigs, utility projects, interior millwork, molding, mantles, chairs, trim
the Red Oak tree

What's the Tree Like?

The most common hardwood in North America. The tree matures at about 70 feet in height and a trunk of 36''. The Red Oak tree grows in Eastern United States and Canada.
map of where this wood grows

Red Oak Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.

Buy Oak Red Hardwood Sample

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$6.79 /Board Feet

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$7.49 /Board Feet

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Buy Red Oak Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''

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Buy Red Oak Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''

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Buy Red Oak Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2'' x 2'' x 30''

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