Heidler Hardwood Lumber

Red Oak

Thickness Grade Footage
3/4" Selected BKBD 300
3/4" Common BKBD 0
3/4" Select & FAS 300
3/4" #1 Common 3320
4/4" Select & FAS

270

4/4" #1 Common 0
4/4" #2 Common 2750
5/4" Select & FAS 2915
5/4" #1 Common 1045
5/4" #2 Common 550
6/4" Select & FAS 1990
6/4" #1 Common 525
6/4" #2 Common 1245
8/4" Select & FAS 0
8/4" #1 Common 1235
8/4" #2 Common 0
9/4" Select & FAS 90
9/4" #2 Common 500
10/4" Select & FAS 1070
10/4" #1 Common 2575
10/4" #2 Common 700
12/4" Select & FAS 0
12/4" #1 Common 2150
16/4" Select & FAS 104

Specie Information

    Quercus spp

    The Latin name for oak, Quercus, means "a fine tree." The oaks have been key in America's industrial transformation: Railroad ties, wheels, plows, looms, barrels and, of course, furniture and floors. The oak is the state tree of New Jersey.

    DISTRIBUTION
    Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. The oaks are by far the most abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests. Red oaks grow more abundantly than the white oaks. The red oak group comprises many species, of which about eight are commercial.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture.

    WORKING PROPERTIES
    Red oak machines well, nailing and screwing are good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained to a good finish. Can be stained with a wide range of finish tones. It dries slowly.

    PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength and stiffness and high crushing strength. It is very good for steam bending. Great wear-resistance.

    AVAILABILITY
    Abundant. Most widely used species.

    MAIN USES
    Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork and mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling, and caskets.

    RELATIVE ABUNDANCE
    36.6 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.

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