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Red Oak (Botanical: Quercus rubra)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with Red Oak - all products are listed at bottom
Red Oak, Quercus rubra
Quercus rubra, Red Oak lumber and wood
Quercus rubra, Red Oak lumber and wood
Quercus rubra, Red Oak lumber and wood
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
Chart Help
map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsRed Oak 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 OakColor Range

Light brown with a reddish tinge.

other names for Red OakOther Names

Northern red oak, Red oak, Gray oak, American red oak, Canadian red oak

uses for Red OakSome Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, floors, accessories, shop jigs, utility projects, interior millwork, molding, mantles, chairs, trim

the Red Oak treeWhat'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''.

where Red Oak growsRed Oak grows in

Eastern United States and Canada.

What Customers Say About This Wood

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Red Oak Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.
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Buy Oak Red Hardwood Sample

Oak Red Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
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$4.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Oak Red 4/4 Lumber

Oak Red 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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$5.49 /Board Feet
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$6.29 /Board Feet
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  • 1-5/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two side ...
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$7.49 /Board Feet
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Buy Oak Red 8/4 Lumber

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  • 1-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
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$86.00 /Pack
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Buy Oak Red 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Oak Red 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Buy Oak Red 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Oak Red 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
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Buy Oak Red 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

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$51.10 /ea.
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Buy Red Oak Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet Flat Cut: Peel-N-Stick backing

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  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
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Buy Red Oak Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet Flat Cut: Paper back veneer

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  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
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$48.40 /ea.
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Buy Red Oak Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet Flat Cut: Paper back veneer

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  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
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Buy Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  7/8'' x 25' Roll

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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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Buy Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''

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$5.33 /ea.
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$4.99 /Square Feet
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