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White Oak (Quercus alba)
Eastern United States
The heartwood is a light to medium brown that often has an olive hue. The grain is straight with a course, uneven texture.
White Oak works well with both machines and hand tools. Flatsawn material is known to be dimensionally unstable which can cause some trouble.
Cabinetry, furniture, trim, flooring, boat building, barrels, and veneer.
Most prized for its quartersawn cuts, White Oak has gorgeous medullary rays that play a prominent roll in Arts and Crafts style furniture. Beautiful, strong and rot resistant, it is an economical wood that is prized by woodworkers.