White Oak

White oak has a light colored to white sapwood, and the heartwood is light to dark brown. Michigan grown timber produces stock that is very uniform in color with minimal sapwood and mineral. White oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture. White oak has longer rays than red oak. White oak machines well.

Availability at Kamps Hardwoods:

White oak is offered in NHLA 3ACom&Btr grades. White oak is available in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, and 8/4 thickness. Color sorts include 95% heart one face+ better, and unselected for color. Plain sawn and rift/quartered items available.

Main Uses

White oak is used in flooring, furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, architectural millwork and mouldings, and coffins and caskets. Some unique applications include railway sleepers, timber bridges, and barrel staves.

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