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Red Oak Characteristics

Red Oak is white to light brown. The heartwood is pinkish reddish brown. Red Oak is mostly straight grained with coarse texture.

Physical Properties

Red Oak is hard and heavy. Red Oak has medium bending strength, stiffness and high crushing strength. It is very good for steam bending.

Main uses

Kitchen cabinets, construction, flooring, architectural interior, paneling, furniture, flooring, interior joinery, moldings and doors.

Working Properties

Red oak machines, nails and screws well. Red Oak produces good finish when it is stained and polished. It dries slowly with a tendency to split plus it has high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance.