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White Oak

  • Janka Hardness: 1,360 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,200 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,780 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 900
  • Color: Light to dark brown with light brown sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: White Oak is nearly unaffected by light exposure.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
  • Family: Fagaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: White Oak can reach a height of 125 feet with a large diameter.
  • Geographic Area: Throughout the United States.
  • Texture: Coarse
  • Grain: Straight grained
  • Luster: Low luster
  • Durability Rating: Rated as very resistant to heartwood decay
  • Drying Characteristics: Moderate movement
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work, gluing and holding fasteners exceptionally well. It can split when nailed unless predrilled. It is rated as finishing well, but shrinks considerably.
  • Applications: Ships, railroad crossties, timber bridges, tannin dyes, fuel wood, hardwood dimensions and flooring, furniture, veneer, plywood, barrels, kegs, casks, truck and trailer beds, mining timbers, containers, pallets, caskets, boxes, paneling, flooring.
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