White Oak (Flat Sawn) // Quercus alba

White Oak (Flat Sawn) lumber wood, Quercus alba lumber for woodworking
"A ruggedly handsome wood with saddle-tan color and a humble grain texture that's right at home in projects with unique designs. White oak is tough and especially good for exterior projects."
Strong & good looking
Excellent exterior characteristics
Most economical
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.
White Oak (Flat Sawn) grows in North America
map of where White Oak (Flat Sawn) grows


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


Janka Rating
5.43% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


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

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Choose The Right Type of White Oak for Your Project:

comparing flat sawn white oak lumber

Flat Sawn White Oak

- Strong & good looking
- Excellent exterior characteristics
- Most economical
comparing rift sawn white oak lumber

Rift Sawn White Oak

- Elegant straight grain
- Graceful tan color
- Ultimate stability
comparing quarter sawn white oak lumber

Quarter Sawn White Oak

- Fascinating fleck figure
- Graceful tan color
- Ultimate stability