Heidler Hardwood Lumber

Red Oak

Thickness Grade Footage
10/4" Select & FAS 1070
12/4" Select & FAS 0


Select & FAS 450
16/4" Select & FAS 80

Specie Information

    Red Oak
    Quercus spp

    The Latin name for oak, Quercus, means "a fine tree." The oaks have been key in America's industrial transformation: Railroad ties, wheels, plows, looms, barrels and, of course, furniture and floors. The oak is the state tree of New Jersey.
    Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. The oaks are by far the most abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests. Red oaks grow more abundantly than the white oaks. The red oak group comprises many species, of which about eight are commercial.
    The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture.
    Red oak machines well, nailing and screwing are good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained to a good finish. Can be stained with a wide range of finish tones. It dries slowly.
    The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength and stiffness and high crushing strength. It is very good for steam bending. Great wear-resistance.
    Abundant. Most widely used species.
    Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork and mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling, and caskets.
    36.6 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
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