White Oak (Flat Sawn) » Quercus alba

Why White Oak (Flat Sawn)?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Has a finer texture than Red Oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.
color of White Oak (Flat Sawn)

Color Range

Beige to creamy tan.
other names for White Oak (Flat Sawn)

Other Names

Arizona oak, Arizona white oak, Cucharillo, Encino, Encino negro, Oak, Roble, Roble amarillo, Roble, colorado, Roble encino, Roblecito, White oak, Stave oak
uses for White Oak (Flat Sawn)

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, outdoor projects, patio furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building, fences, indoor millwork, moldings, veneer, desks, baseboard
the White Oak (Flat Sawn) tree

What's the Tree Like?

May reach 100 feet in height and have a trunk of 36" in diameter. The White Oak (Flat Sawn) tree grows in Canada, North Eastern U.S.
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.92

lbs /Bd. Ft.
9.50% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1360

Janka Rating (?)
5.43% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.68

Specific Gravity (?)
6.25% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with White Oak (Flat Sawn):

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

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