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White Oak

Botanical Name:

Quercus alba

Origin:

North America

Also known as: 

Basket Oak, Chestnut Oak, Cow Oak, Mountain Oak and Rock Oak.

White Oak is an American classic used widely in cabinetry, furniture and flooring. It has a medium to high degree of color variability and ranges from light tan to medium tan colors, with a grayish cast. Its grain is open with longer rays than Red Oak and occasional swirls and burls. Depending on whether the wood is plainsawn, riftsawn, or quartersawn, the grain of White Oak can have a plumed or flared appearance, a lighter grain pattern with low figuring, or a "flake" pattern that is referred to as "tiger rays" or "butterflies."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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