Red Oak is white to light brown. The heartwood is pinkish reddish brown. Red Oak is mostly straight grained with coarse texture.
Red Oak is hard and heavy. Red Oak has medium bending strength, stiffness and high crushing strength. It is very good for steam bending.
Kitchen cabinets, construction, flooring, architectural interior, paneling, furniture, flooring, interior joinery, moldings and doors.
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.