White Oak

Similar to European Oak, it has light coloured sapwood with light to dark brown heartwood. White Oak is mostly straight grained with medium to coarse texture.

Its colours range from Light tan to pale yellow brown, and may have a pinkish tinge.

White Oak is somewhat more figured than Red Oak. The grain is open and the texture is medium to coarse. White Oak has medium bend & crush strength which makes it an excellent steam bending wood. Pre-boring is a good idea, but it takes nails & screws well. Gluing results vary.

It stains well and polishes to a good finish. Dries slowly with tendency for checking, splitting and honeycombing. Requires careful air or kiln drying.

Its main uses are flooring, furniture components, interior construction and trim, panelling, and cabinets.