Scientific Name: Quercus rubra
Common Name: Red Oak, American Red Oak, Champion Oak
Janka Hardness: 1220
Properties: The heartwood is pale reddish brown in color, with a lighter brown sapwood that is not always distinguishable. Red Oak tends to be more red than White Oak, but this is not a reliable means of distinguishing them, as the color can still be very light. Prominent rays and a distinctive grain compared to White Oak, due to large open pores, leaving a course, uneven texture. Can stain easily when in contact with water or iron, and has a tendency towards high shrinkage.
Workability: Works well with both hand and power tools, though it can have a dulling effect. Care should be taken when routing because of the course grain, as chipping or tearing-out can occur. Glues well, and stains and finishes beautifully.
Uses: Red Oak is one of the most popular hardwoods for its versatility, strength, and color. It has many uses including cabinetry, paneling, flooring, veneers, furniture, interior trim work, and mantels.
Fun Fact: Red Oaks are different from many deciduous trees, in that they will often retain leaves through the winter and drop them in the spring when the new buds begin to emerge. This is said to help the tree reserve its energy through the cold weather.
S4S boards are surfaced on four sides and ready to use.
Red Oak S4S 1 X 2 - Actual Size 3/4" X 1-3/4”
Red Oak S4S 1 X 3 - Actual Size 3/4" X 2-3/4”
Red Oak S4S 1 X 4 - Actual Size 3/4" X 3-1/2”
Red Oak S4S 1 X 6 - Actual Size 3/4" X 5-1/2”
Red Oak S4S 1 X 8 - Actual Size 3/4" X 7-1/4”
Red Oak S4S 1 X 10 - Actual Size 3/4" X 9-1/4”
Red Oak S4S 1 X 12 - Actual Size 3/4" X 11-1/4”
Red Oak S4S 2 X 2 - Actual Size 1-3/4" X 1-3/4”
Red Oak S4S 2 X 4 - Actual Size 1-1/2" X 3-1/2”
Red Oak S4S 2 X 6 - Actual Size 1-1/2" X 5-1/2”
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* Species information excerpted from The Wood Database wood-database.com