Red Oak » Quercus rubra

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

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.
Red Oak grows in North America

map of where Red Oak grows
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".
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


Red Oak Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

Red Oak Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")

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Red Oak 4/4 Lumber

Red Oak 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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$5.19 /Bd. Ft.
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Red Oak 5/4 Lumber

Red Oak 5/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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4.667
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$5.79 /Bd. Ft.
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Red Oak 6/4 Lumber

Red Oak 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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$6.99 /Bd. Ft.
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Red Oak 8/4 Lumber

Red Oak 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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$7.49 /Bd. Ft.
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Red Oak 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Red Oak 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Red Oak 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Red Oak Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8" x 32"

Red Oak Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8" x 32"


$15.99 /Pack
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Red Oak (Flat Cut) Peel-n-Stick Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Red Oak (Flat Cut) Peel-n-Stick Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

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Red Oak (Flat Cut) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Red Oak (Flat Cut) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

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Red Oak (Flat Cut) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Red Oak (Flat Cut) Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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$45.99 /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


$39.00 /Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 250' Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 250' Roll

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$99.00 /Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  7/8" x 25' Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 7/8" x 25' Roll

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$9.99 /Roll
Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 25' Roll

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$22.99 /Roll
Red Oak Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Red Oak Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


$6.00 /ea.
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Red Oak Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Red Oak Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

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Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''


$7.27 /ea.
Red Oak Dowel Rod 1-1/4''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1-1/4''


$13.70 /ea.
Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/2''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/2''

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$2.51 /ea.
Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/4''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/4''


$1.43 /ea.
Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/4''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/4''

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$5.33 /ea.
Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/8''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/8''


$1.83 /ea.
Red Oak Dowel Rod 5/8''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 5/8''


$4.16 /ea.
Red Oak 1/2" Thick Lumber

Red Oak 1/2" Thick Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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$4.99 /Sq. Ft.
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Red Oak 1/2'' Thin Craft Wood - 10 Square Feet Pack (2' to 4' Lengths)

Red Oak 1/2'' Thin Craft Wood - 10 Square Feet Pack (2' to 4' Lengths)


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Red Oak Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'

Red Oak Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'

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$22.00 /ea.
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Red Oak Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Red Oak Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


$4.00 /ea.
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Red Oak Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'

Red Oak Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'


$13.00 /ea.
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