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American White Oak

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.

Origin
North America
Density
770

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
770
Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry
105
Radial Shrinkage
3%
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
5%
Stability
Good
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Widely