Heidler Hardwood Lumber

Rift White Oak

Thickness Grade Footage
4/4" Select & FAS 1260
4/4" #1 Common 6070
4/4" #2 Common 5240
5/4" Select & FAS 75
5/4" #1 Common 5130
6/4" Select & FAS 990
6/4" #1 Common 1945
7/4" Select & FAS 80
8/4" Select & FAS 500
8/4" #1 Common 4070
10/4" Select & FAS 0
10/4" #1 Common 0
12/4" Select & FAS 0
12/4" #1 Common 0

Specie Information

    Quercus spp

    White oak is impervious to liquids, and has been used extensively for ship timbers, barrels and casks. White oak is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland.
    Widespread throughout the Eastern U.S. The white oak group comprises many species, of which about eight are commercial.
    The sapwood is light-colored and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight-grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure.
    White oak machines well, nails and screws well although pre-boring is advised. Since it reacts with iron, galvanized nails are recommended. Its adhesive properties are variable, but it stains to a good finish. Can be stained with a wide range of finish tones. The wood dries slowly.
    A hard and heavy wood with medium bending and crushing strength, low in stiffness, but very good in steam bending. Great wear-resistance.
    Readily available but not as abundant as red oak.
    Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling, barrel staves (tight cooperage), and caskets.
    15.1 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.

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