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RED OAK – Quercus rubra

RED OAK – Quercus rubra

The heartwood in Red Oak is light wheat to a dark reddish brown in color. The sapwood is white to very light brown.

Northern Red Oak is highly sought after due to its typically consistent light color and lack of dark mineral streaks. Oak has a course texture. Red Oak is heavy, hard, very stiff, and strong. Red Oak is typically straight grained. With its slower growth, Northern Red Oak usually has a tighter grain pattern.

Red Oak is commonly used in furniture, mouldings, flooring, cabinets, trailer beds, and veneer.

At Devereaux Sawmill:

Red Oak is produced in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, and 8/4 thicknesses.
Red Oak is graded in 3Com & better grades.
Rustic Red Oak grade is pulled from the 2 and 3A com. The typical sort is for tight knots and good color. Sort can be revised per customers request to include mineral and varying colors of heart and sapwood.

Red Oak color sorts include the following:

  1. Blonde
  2. Wheat
  3. Northern Red
  4. C-Sort- “Color” sort contains a blend of varying colors.
  5. CND- “Color NO Defect” sort includes any excessive mineral or stain.

Rift and Quartered Red Oak is available.

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