amwoakqs 2400

American White Oak Quarter Sawn

Quercus Alba

Similar in colour and appearance to quarter sawn European Oak. Displays dramatic medullar figuring called flake (or fleck). 'Tyloses' in vascular cells effectively seal the cells as the tree grows making it non-porous, therefore allowing use in wine, whiskey barrels, and boat building. Straight grain restricts shrinkage to board thickness (as opposed to width) minimising warping and cupping, and therefore ideal in flooring, cabinetry, millwork and furniture applications. Good turning and steam bending qualities.

Origin
North America
Density
770

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
770
Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry
105
Radial Shrinkage
5%
Hardness (janka) (kN)
6.0
Finish
Excellent
Durability
Durable
Machining
Excellent
Split Resistance Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
North America
Specific Gravity
0.68
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
12
Tangential Shrinkage
3%
Stability
Excellent
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Limited