Red Oak » Quercus rubra

Why Red Oak?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

3.58

lbs /Bd. Ft.
Hardness

1290

Janka Rating (?)
Density

0.64

Specific Gravity (?)

Woodworking with Red Oak:

General Workability
Average 5/10

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10


Oak Red Hardwood Sample
Oak Red Hardwood Sample
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$8.00 /ea.

Oak Red 4/4 Lumber
Oak Red 4/4 Lumber
12
Ratings Snapshot
4.667
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.
wood of the month

$5.19
$3.89 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Oak Red 5/4 Lumber
Oak Red 5/4 Lumber
12
Ratings Snapshot
4.75
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.
wood of the month

$5.79
$4.34 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Oak Red 6/4 Lumber
Oak Red 6/4 Lumber
3
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.
wood of the month

$6.79
$5.09 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Oak Red 8/4 Lumber
Oak Red 8/4 Lumber
7
Ratings Snapshot
4.714
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.
wood of the month

$7.49
$5.62 /Bd. Ft.

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Oak Red 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Oak Red 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size
wood of the month

$88.00
$75.00 /Pack

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Oak Red 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Oak Red 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
28
Ratings Snapshot
4.786
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size
wood of the month

$150.00
$125.00 /Pack

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Oak Red 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Oak Red 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
11
Ratings Snapshot
4.909
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see below).
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.
wood of the month

$587.00
$547.00 /Pack

Red Oak Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
Red Oak Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
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  • Width: 8'' trimmed clean on the edges
  • Quantity: 4 sheets per pack
wood of the month

$15.99 /Pack

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Red Oak Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet Flat Cut: Peel-N-Stick backing
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet
wood of the month

$51.10 /ea.

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Red Oak Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet Flat Cut: Paper back veneer
2
Ratings Snapshot
4
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet
wood of the month

$24.20 /ea.

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Red Oak Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet Flat Cut: Paper back veneer
1
Ratings Snapshot
4
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet
wood of the month

$48.40 /ea.

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Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  13/16'' x 250' Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 13/16'' x 250' Roll
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  • Width: 13/16'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 250'

$39.00 /Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 250' Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 250' Roll
2
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 250'

$99.00 /Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  7/8'' x 25' Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 7/8'' x 25' Roll
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 7/8'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 25'

$9.99 /Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 25' Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 25' Roll
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 25'

$22.99 /Roll

Red Oak Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
Red Oak Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
6
Ratings Snapshot
4.167
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 1-15/16'' actual width
wood of the month

$14.00
$11.20 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts
Red Oak Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
Red Oak Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
4
Ratings Snapshot
4
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: 1-15/16'' actual width
  • Quantity: 4 squares included
wood of the month

$69.00
$60.00 /Pack

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Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''
Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''
(Not Yet Rated)

$7.27 /ea.

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1-1/4''

$13.70 /ea.

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/2''
Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/2''
(Not Yet Rated)

$2.51 /ea.

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/4''
Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/4''
(Not Yet Rated)

$1.43 /ea.

Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/4''
Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/4''
2
Ratings Snapshot
4
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

$5.33 /ea.

Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/8''
Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/8''
(Not Yet Rated)

$1.83 /ea.

Red Oak Dowel Rod 5/8''
Red Oak Dowel Rod 5/8''
(Not Yet Rated)

$4.16 /ea.

Oak Red 1/2'' Thick Lumber
Oak Red 1/2'' Thick Lumber
5
Ratings Snapshot
4.6
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.
wood of the month

$4.99
$3.74 /Sq. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Oak Red 1/2'' Thin Craft Wood - 10 Square Feet Pack (2' to 4' Lengths)
Oak Red 1/2'' Thin Craft Wood - 10 Square Feet Pack (2' to 4' Lengths)
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 square feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 4 to 6 boards depending on the size
wood of the month

$86.00
$68.80 /Pack

Oak Red Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
Oak Red Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 5.5" actual measured width. Nominally known as 1x6.
wood of the month

$22.00
$16.50 /ea.

+ Volume Discounts