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Red Oak

Botanical Name
Quercus rubra

Other Names
Northern red oak, Southern red oak

Origin
North America

Sapwood Colour
Whitish to grayish or pale reddish brown

Heartwood Colour

Pinkish to light reddish brown or light brown

Grain
Straight and open grain, small flake pattern when quarter sawn (tiger rays or butterflies) but not as visible as white oak

Texture
From the northern region are less coarse than the faster growing southern red oak, rays are mostly shorter, narrower and darker than white oak rays

Common Uses
Furniture, flooring, architectural interiors, internal joinery, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, veneer, construction, panelling, coffins, caskets

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

689

Specific gravity
-
0.64
Hardness
N
5450
Bending Strength
N/mm2
98.8
Stiffness
N/mm2
12300
Radial shrinkage
%
3
Tangential shrinkage
%
8
Working Properties
Stability
xxx

Bending

xxxx
Machining
xxx
Screwing
xxxx
Gluing
xxx
Painting
xxx
Sanding
xxx
Staining
xxx
xxxx = excellent
xxx = good
xx = fair
x = not good
 
   
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