Red Oak quarter cut wood veneer sapwood is grayish-white to nearly white. Heartwood is light to medium reddish brown. Straight grain with a coarse and uneven texture. Red Oak stains easily and finishes well.
Common Uses: Acoustic panels, architectural panels and doors. Ideal for interior architectural millwork, cabinetry and furniture.
Other Names: Northern Red Oak.
The Tree: A native North American tree, reaching heights of 60-75 feet, with trunk diameters generally about 3-4 feet. This is a fast growth tree, typically growing more than 24″ per year. Red Oak leaves change from a dark green during the summer to a vibrant red in autumn.
A Little History: Supplies are plentiful. It is one of the most, if not the most, commonly available U.S. domestic hardwoods. Red Oak is a popular choice among woodworkers due to how easy it is to work, its availability and its classic look.
Region: North America