American White Oak
A classic American species found throughout the eastern and central United States. Typically reaching heights of up to one hundred feet, and known to live up to three hundred years in general, American White Oak has become an American classic.
White Oak can reach heights up to one hundred feet when fully mature, which usually takes about twenty years. It has a broad leaf which is capable of beautiful color changes in the Fall.
White Oak is often cultivated as an ornamental tree on account of it's beauty and colorful foliage. It has a large tap root, and not often found in urban area on account of this, it can destroy sidewalks and streets.
When our patrons aren't looking for a light wood, and they're not looking for a dark wood, we recommend White Oak. It's a nice neutral color, which fits in most environments. It stains easily and evenly, better than any other wood we're aware of.
White Oak fits almost every application you would ever need. It works great as flooring, stair treads, molding, siding, furniture/ cabinet lumber, butcher blocks, and live edge slabs.
White Oak is also used to make whiskey and wine barrels, and creates the mellow sound found in musical instruments such as the banjo.
White Oak became the state tree of Illinois, after being voted in by school children. It is also the state tree of Connecticut and Maryland.
We typically offer Plain Sawn White Oak in the following sizes and grades:
|Scientific||Sub-species||Grade||Features||4/4||5/4||6/4||8/4||12/4||Plywood||Circle Sawn||Live Edge||Beam|
|Quercus Alba||White Oak||FAS||Perfect color and grain on two sides|
|Quercus Alba||White Oak||1FB||One perfect face|
|Quercus Alba||White Oak||#2 Common||Some knots, with mixed color|
Scientific information about Plain Sawn White Oak:
|Common Name(s):||Plain Sawn White Oak|
|Scientific Name:||Quercus alba|
|Distribution:||Eastern United States|
|Tree Size:||Tree Size: 65'-85' in height, 3'-4' diameter|
|Average Dried Weight:||3.91 lbs/bdft|
|Janka Hardness:||1,350 lbf (5,990 N)|