White Oak: Quarter/Rift Sawn Lumber
White Oak is the most prized quartersawn lumber. Quartersawn white oak is used for Greene and Greene, Arts and Crafts style furniture furniture. Quartersawn White Oak has a great fleck produced when the lumber is quartersawn.
The light tan background color of white is also highly prized and currently in high demand. Rift Sawn white oak has straight grain, minimal to no flecking, and is in high demand for woodworking, flooring, architectural mill work, etc.
|Origin of Wood Type||The U.S.|
|Botanical Name||Quercus Alba|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||4.2 lbs|
|Color Range||Light tan to brown|
|Rarity / Availability||Common|
|Typical Avg. Width||5 – 12 inches|
|Typical Avg. Length||8 – 12 feet|
|Avg. Waste Factor||20%|
|Wood Uses||Woodworking, furniture, cabinetry, trim, and rustic applications|
|Lumber Grades||FAS through 2 common|
|Other Trade Names||American White Oak or White Oak|