COLOR / GRAIN VARIATION
Typical : Light Red Brown, Medium Red Brown
New Color : Brown with hint of salmon
Aged Color : No Significant Change
The Latin name for oak, Quercus, means “a fine tree”. The oaks have been key in America’s industrial transformation: Railroad ties, wheels, plows, looms, barrels, furniture and floors. The oak is the state tree of NJ.
WHERE IT GROWS
Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. The oaks are by far the most abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests. Red oaks grow more abundantly than the white oaks. The red oak group comprises many species, of which about eight are commercial. Average tree height is 60 to 80 feet.
36.6 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a course texture.
DID YOU KNOW ?
The bark from oak trees is rich in tannin.