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. 

Red Oak Wood, Quarter Sawn


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