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. 


Origin of Wood TypeThe U.S.
Botanical NameQuercus Rubra
Specific Gravity.70
Avg. Weight Per BF4.3 lbs
Color RangeLight pink to red-brown
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 16 inches
Typical Avg. Length8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesAll Woodworking, Cabinetry, Trim, and Flooring
Lumber GradesFAS through 2 common rustic
Other Trade Names Northern Red Oak