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 North America
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


Red Oak Hardwood Sample

Red Oak Hardwood Sample

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Red Oak 4/4 Lumber

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Red Oak 5/4 Lumber

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Red Oak 6/4 Lumber

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Red Oak 8/4 Lumber

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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

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Red Oak 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

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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"


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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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Red Oak Wood Edge Tape:  13/16" x 250' Roll

Red Oak Wood Edge Tape: 13/16" x 250' Roll


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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"


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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 Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30'', Large

Red Oak Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30'', Large

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Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1''


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Red Oak Dowel Rod 1-1/4''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1-1/4''


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Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/2''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/2''

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Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/4''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 1/4''


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Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/4''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/4''

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Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/8''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 3/8''


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Red Oak Dowel Rod 5/8''

Red Oak Dowel Rod 5/8''


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Red Oak 1/2" Thick Lumber

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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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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"


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