Heidler Hardwood Lumber

QTD White Oak

Thickness Grade Footage
4/4" Select & FAS 3760
4/4" #1 Common 2235
5/4" Select & FAS 2365
5/4" #1 Common 2140
6/4" Select & FAS 6570
6/4" #1 Common 1820
7/4" Select & FAS 1910
8/4" Select & FAS 1395
8/4" #1 Common 1800
10/4" Select & FAS 0
10/4" #1 Common 300
12/4" Select & FAS 0
12/4" #1 Common 0

Specie Information

    White Oak
    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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