Botanical name: Quercus ssp.
Weight: 700 kg/m3
Origin: America and Canada

 

The stated weight (kg / m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx. 12%. The botanical name is Quercus ssp., mainly Quercus Rubra. The oaks are by far the largest species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests. Its heartwood shows a somewhat reddish light to medium brown color. Its nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always clearly distinguishable from its heartwood.

The wood is similar in general appearance to American white Oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. Furthermore, it could be described as ring-porous, straight grained and uneven textured wood.

The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength and stifness and high crushing strenght. It is very good for steam bending.Despite of these properties it is very easy to work with. Also, it is rated as slightly to non-durable to heartwood decay, moderately easy to treat with preservatives.

American Red Oak belongs to the most famous hardwood species and very suitable and widely used for indoor applications.

 

Interesting facts

* Despite of what almost everyone thinks, it is not the slightly reddish color of the wood which referes to Red Oak. The correct origin of the name can be found in the deep red color of the tree leaves in autumn.

 

Sq. edged American Red Oak - Kiln dried

*Even if the wood type or dimensions you are looking for are not mentioned, we would be happy to hear your request. Perhaps the stock has changed or we expect / realize the dimensions in question in the (short) term.

Qualities

PRIME/EXPORT

Thickness (mm)

27 /  40 / 52 / 80 mm

Widths (mm)

Fixed widths (For example: 105 mm/130 mm/ 155mm/205mm/230mm)

Random widths

 

 

Impressions

Sq. edged European Oak - KD, PRIME/EXPORT (© Homé Hout, 2021)