Oak, Red 1/2" x 3" x 24"
Red oak (Quercus rubra) is a straight-grained wood with a coarse texture that varies according to rate of growth. Color ranges from light cream, pinkish-red to dark tan or golden brown. Machines with hand and power tools. Used for furniture, cabinet making and turning, takes a stain...
- Light to medium reddish-brown color
- Hard, strong, and moderately priced
- Takes stain and finishes very well
- Widely used in cabinet and furniture making
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North America boasts approximately 60 oak species—some with value as timber and others serving no commercial value for timber. Those species we typically fi nd in woodworking fall under the botanical surname Quercus, Latin for “a fine tree.” Under this classification, the oaks split into two groups—red and white.