Red Oak // Quercus rubra

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

General Workability
Average 5/10

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10


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