What makes quarter sawn white oak so special is its appearance. It's one of the few woods that reveal stunning rays, or fleck figure - and that's the kind of white oak that's characteristic in arts and crafts, mission, or craftsman style woodwork. The wood makes exceptionally durable and beautiful furniture because it's dense and hard, yet it saws, routs, planes with better than satisfactory results. It's a favorite among furniture builders.
Finishing tip for quarter sawn white oak: There are a number of finishing methods to make the figure pop. We've found one of the easiest yet effect methods is to use a Danish oil (clear natural or colored, depends on your taste), then apply a clear top coat. Read about it in our blog >>>
Assembled for your peace of mind, this Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our premium lumber and the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. You'll get an assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths will be between 4' and 8'. Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.
Sizes you can expect:
13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides (4/4 S2S)
4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
Lengths 4'-8', and each pack contains an assortment
You'll have to cut your own pieces to size. Hardwood lumber is sold as a bulk raw product, which means that our stacks of lumber have a big variety of sizes most often from 4" up to 12" wide, and 6' to 16' long.
Only some unusual exotic woods are narrower than 4" and under 6' long. This is clearly stated when that's the case, everything else is larger.
We always ship the longest boards possible, and rarely ship boards less than 48" long unless you request shorter. The longest we can ship by UPS is 96" (that's 8').
For general fine woodworking, the various widths and lengths meet the needs and desires of woodworkers building furniture, cabinetry, and fine woodwork. But we do understand that certain projects have some requirements, and we're happy to help you out.
Here's how we can help you get the sizes you need:
We can hand-select material that will yield what you need. Type your needs into the "Selection Request" field right above the Add to Cart button above when you place your order. 4 things to know about size requests
We can do some limited custom milling such as planing to a different thickness and straight-line ripping one edge. Please call or email to talk about your needs.
Other Good things To Know
Quantity:Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size
Grade:Select & Better. See our page about Hardwood Grading for some details about common lumber grades and their definitions.
Extra Discount:10% off 3+ Packs
What's in a Project Pack?
Uniform thickness lumber
Planed smooth both sides
Selection of widths and lengths
4-7 boards to equal 20 board feet
Packaged for maximum protection
Price includes delivery within 48 U.S.!
Lumber Thickness Compared:
The thickness of hardwood lumber is expressed as a fraction. Here are the various lumber thicknesses compared to one another.
What's the wood like?
White Oak has a finer texture than the more popular Red Oak. Quarter sawn white oak displays dramatic medullar figure called flake or fleck, and you'll see this used in antiques, mission style furniture, Greene and Greene furniture, and more. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.
How's the color?
Beige to creamy tan.
Does it go by other names?
Arizona oak, Arizona white oak, Cucharillo, Encino, Encino negro, Oak, Roble, Roble amarillo, Roble, colorado, Roble encino, Roblecito, White oak, Stave oak
What could I use it for?
Furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building, acessories
What is the tree like?
May reach 100 feet in height and have a trunk of 36'' in diameter.
The tree grows in
Eastern United States and Canada.
Average Customer Rating:
12 Reviews You can rate it and share your thoughts with others.
The Cabinet Maker, 7.24.2012
Reviewer: Ralph (Kamiah, Idaho)
I think the wood is of pretty good quality. Shipping and packaging very good. The ad says lengths of 4' to 8'. I took it for granted that I would receive at least one board that was 8'. (guess I should have called and requested the 8' length). The longest board was 73". I've been remodeling a customers bathroom and making my own moldings. Last I looked door case moldings require at least 83 inches. I have been making cabinets since the early 1960's. The lengths they state and lengths received dissapoint me. Won't buy from again. Will return to my reliable source for quarter sawn oak.
Ordered 2 packs QSWO, 5.4.2012
Reviewer: SEK (Joshua Tree, CA)
The quality is great. I would normally rate this 4 stars instead of 5 because there isn't a lot of ray flake in the wood, but they called and told me that before they shipped it, so I knew what I was getting and it is what I expected. It isn't my first order, and all of them have been as they described them.
Quartersawn White Oak, 3.7.2012
Reviewer: Dennis Eslinger (Twin Falls, ID)
I was very pleased with this product. The rays and board size were just what I was looking for. The lumber worked nicely. I am glad that I had the one side milled so I could get a straight side more readily. I will order from you agin.
QUARTWE SAWN WHITE OAK PROJECT PACK, 3.5.2012
Reviewer: jgs (burlington, ct)
I was very pleased with the wood I received, although I would
have liked to see a little more figure. Very well packed, and I didn't have to wait long for it.
Very Satisfied, 2.5.2012
Reviewer: SH (Medford, OR)
Ordering lumber sight unseen means you have to put a lot of trust in the supplier. Woodworkers Source has earned that from me. The lumber I ordered came in very usable random widths that will help minimize the waste, indicating to me that these guys think like woodworkers. The fleck of the quarter sawn oak looked very much like the photos on their web site. It was very apparent to me that they put a lot of thought into picking out the nicest lumber for my order. My other big concern with buying lumber this way was how well they would package it for shipping. I didn't want a bunch of lumber that was all dinged up and split when it got here. Again, they went over the top and really packaged it up super well. Lastly, these guys are great at communication and quick to ship. My experience with Woodworkers Source has been very positive, and I will be buying more lumber from them in the future.