Red Oak: Quarter/Rift Sawn Lumber

Quartersawn Red Oak shows a great fleck with the typical red to pink-red color. Used in all woodworking applications as well as flooring, Red Oak is second in popularity only to Quartersawn White Oak. It is often used when a good fleck is desired in the wood and also when a straight grain or extra stability is needed. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type The U.S.
Botanical Name Quercus Rubra
Specific Gravity .70
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.3 lbs
Color Range Light pink to red-brown
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 16 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses All Woodworking, Cabinetry, Trim, and Flooring
Lumber Grades FAS through 2 common rustic
Other Trade Names Northern Red Oak

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