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Red Oak

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Red Oak Lumber
DESCRIPTION Red Oak heartwood is similar to other oaks and coloration runs from a light tan to pink with a reddish tinge. The wood is predominantly straight grained and coarse textured. Red Oak has a somewhat less attractive figure than White Oak due to smaller rays.
Weight is about 48lbs per cu. ft.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN
North America
BOTANICAL NAME Quercus Rubra
OTHER NAMES American Red Oak, Gray Oak, Spanish Oak, Northern Red Oak
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES High crush strength, medium bending strength and stiffness and considered a very good steam bending wood.
WORKING PROPERTIES Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Density varies. Gluing properties vary and nailing may require pre-drilling. Takes stain well and polishes to a good finish.
DURABILITY Heartwood is non-durable and susceptible to insect attack. Moderately resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood is permeable.
SEASONING Tendency to dry slowly with checking, splitting and honeycombing. Needs care in both air and kiln drying. Medium movement.
USES Furniture, veneer, interior joinery, flooring, plywood. Not suitable for exterior work.
COMMENTS Grain may need to be filled to achieve smooth finish.

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janka hardness: 1290
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Red Oak Lumber Pricing
 Species Size Small Quantities 200+ bd ft 500+ bd ft wholesale units
Red Oak 4/4 $3.30 $2.60 Call Us1.877.232.3915
5/4 $3.90 $3.50 Call Us1.877.232.3915
6/4 $4.40 $4.05 Call Us1.877.232.3915
8/4 $4.90 $4.40 Call Us1.877.232.3915

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Additional Photos
oak sideboard
front view
Above: Red Oak Sidebaord.  The top of this sideboard was made with a edge-glued panel from Advantage Trim & Lumber.
Additional Photos
solid red oak cabinet
front view
Above: Red Oak stereo cabinet built by Rob Pelc.  Note the consistency in nice red color in our Northern Red Oak.
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