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White Oak

Botanical Name
Quercus alba

Other Names
Northern white oak, Southern white oak

Origin
North America

Sapwood Colour
Whitish to light brown

Heartwood Colour

Pale yellow brown to pale or dark brown

Grain
Open grain, longer rays then red oak, occasional swirls and burls, tighter grain pattern, quarter sawn has distinct flake pattern (tiger rays or butterflies)

Texture
Medium to coarse

Common Uses
Furniture, flooring, architectural interiors, exterior joinery, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling, construction, railway sleepers, timber bridges, barrel staves, coffins, caskets, veneer

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

753

Specific gravity
-
0.67
Hardness
N
6170
Bending Strength
N/mm2
106.9
Stiffness
N/mm2
12500
Radial shrinkage
%
5
Tangential shrinkage
%
10
Working Properties
Stability
xxxx

Bending

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