American White Oak

Quercus Alba
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Quercus Alba

Similar in colour and appearance to European oak. The sapwood of American white oak is light coloured 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. Also known as Northern White Oak, Southern White Oak.

Properties

DENSITY 770
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 105
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 3%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 6.0
FINISH Excellent
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Excellent
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION North America
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.68
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 12
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 5%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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