Oak (Red)

The Wood:

Straight grain with a coarse texture. Generally, works and finishes well, but timbers from the northern growing region will be more consistent in colour and have a finer texture. Density 600kg/m3.

A red oak tree of almost perfect form in autumn colours. Richmond Park, Surrey, UK.

The Tree:

 The most common hardwood in North America. The tree matures at about 70 feet (21m) in height and a trunk of 36 inches (914mm).


 Light brown with a reddish tinge.

Typical uses:

 Furniture, cabinets, flooring, accessories, kitchens.

Source region:

 North America