White Oak

American White Oak is a hugely popular hardwood for kitchens, furniture and interior joinery manufacture. It has a strong visible grain and is relatively defect free. Boards are sold Kiln Dried imported from Eastern United States and Canada. All our boards are square edged rough sawn, most are variable widths as with most rough sawn hardwoods however parallel sawn (ripped) is also stocked. Prices depend on thicknesses, lengths and widths required, as well as the grade of the hardwood and quantity required. Please call for a quotation for your requirements – details are on the right of the screen, or on our contact us page. We are able to offer delivery and machining subject to availability and requirements, please call for more information. You may also wish to consider European Oak, including native British Oak.

Fact Sheet

Botanical Name: Quercus alba.
Colour: Slightly yellow, to light or medium brown.
Texture: Medium
Density: 770kg/m3
Working properties: Great for finishing and machining, good for nailing and screwing (except with iron and other ferrous metals, which require galvanization). Gluing results can be variable.
Thicknesses available: ¾”, 1″, 1 ¼”, 1 ½”, 2″, 2 ½”, 3″, 4″.
Parallel Sawn Widths: 4″, 6″, 7″
Width Range: 4″ and wider. 9″ and wider and 10″ and wider also available. Other width ranges can be packed as required.
Durability: Durable, but not as highly as European Oak. Durability is higher in heartwood than sapwood, but this is moderately durable.
Preservative permeability: Very resistant.
Dimension change in varying conditions: Medium

Photos

Planed American White Oak
American White Oak
Rough Sawn American White Oak
American White Oak

You could also consider European Oak or European and Native Pippy Oak. Sadly we do not stock green (unkilned) oak.