July 2020 | Spessart Oak

July 8, 2020

July 2020 Wood of the Month | Spessart Oak veneer and lumber is highly prized in the wood industry. We sometimes refer to it as European Oak, although all of our Spessart Oak inventory was grown exclusively in the Spessart Forest located in Bavaria, Germany.

The gold standard of all oaks

Spessart Oak wood veneer and Spessart Oak lumber are both very versatile. In fact, Spessart Oak is considered the gold standard of all Oaks. It is used for a multitude of applications, including fine furniture, architectural millwork and panels, as well as cabinetry and doors.

Unsurpassed quality and consistency

Because of responsible forest management, the Spessart Forest has mineral-free soil and just the right amount of annual rainfall, as well as proper drainage. These old growth trees average 20-30 growth rings per inch (and they can be as tight as 60-70) and are selectively cut at peak maturity.

As a result, Spessart Oak trees have beautiful, consistent color, and very fine and tight uniform grain structure. The color is usually a straw yellow to golden brown, and the wood is free of mineral streaks.

Boule close-up

Our current inventory

  • Flat cut and quarter panel, varying grades of veneer
  • Rustic veneer
  • Cluster table tops
  • 4/4, 5/4, 8/4 FAS&BTR square edge lumber
  • 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4 boules
  • Pulled for quarter boules – 4/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4,
  • Fumed boules – 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

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