Heidler Hardwood Lumber

White Oak

Thickness Grade Footage
3/4" Select BKBD 70
3/4" Common BKBD 0
3/4" Select & FAS 0
3/4" #1 Common 400
4/4" Select & FAS 1100
4/4" #1 Common 9730
4/4" #2 Common 560
5/4" Select & FAS

2185

5/4" #1 Common 505
6/4" Select & FAS 2500
6/4" #1 Common 370
6/4" #2 Common 260
8/4" Select & FAS 250
8/4" #1 Common 810
8/4" #2 Common 80
10/4" Select & FAS 760
10/4" #1 Common 395
12/4" Select & FAS 415
12/4" #1 Common 1010

Specie Information

    Quercus spp

    White oak is impervious to liquids, and has been used extensively for ship timbers, barrels and casks. White oak is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland.
    DISTRIBUTION
    Widespread throughout the Eastern U.S. The white oak group comprises many species, of which about eight are commercial.
    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    The sapwood is light-colored and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight-grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure.
    WORKING PROPERTIES
    White oak machines well, nails and screws well although pre-boring is advised. Since it reacts with iron, galvanized nails are recommended. Its adhesive properties are variable, but it stains to a good finish. Can be stained with a wide range of finish tones. The wood dries slowly.
    PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
    A hard and heavy wood with medium bending and crushing strength, low in stiffness, but very good in steam bending. Great wear-resistance.
    AVAILABILITY
    Readily available but not as abundant as red oak.
    MAIN USES
    Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling, barrel staves (tight cooperage), and caskets.
    RELATIVE ABUNDANCE
    15.1 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.

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