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Red Oak

Color: Heartwood is light pink to dark red and the sapwood is ranges from white to gray. Sometimes mineral streaks can be present.

Uses: Cabinets, furniture, moulding, and doors. Red Oak is a strong wood and is almost always stained or finished with a clear coat.

Workability: Mills/machines fairly well. Has a tendency to split when nailed or screwed close to the end of a board, so pre-drilling is recommended. Easy to glue and stain, but paints poorly due to the open grain structure. Also, a slight "cupping" of wide board is common.

Plywood: 1/8", ¼", ½", and ¾" thicknesses are regularly kept in stock.

Additional Info: Although rare, Red Oak can be defective after kiln drying. Many defects are caused by the kiln drying process, so be aware of this when picking out lumber.

Species Grades Stocked Thickness Stocked Average Board Footage Stocked
Red Oak FAS & #1 COMMON 4/4 5/4 6/4 8/4 10/4 12/4 55,000
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