Woodcraft Woodshop - Oak, Red 1/8" 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...
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 well. Micro-thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. 100 percent clear and sanded on both sides. USA.
- Light to medium reddish-brown color
- Hard, strong, and moderately priced
- Takes stain and finishes very well
- Widely used in cabinet and furniture making
- Dimensions are +- 1/8" the size listed
- The grain runs with the longest dimension
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- ¼" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Articles & Blogs
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.
Perhaps I expected too much!
I ordered the red oak to laminate onto a a bullet box for my son. (He is a competitive rifle shooter and the box was built to hold .22 cal cartridges in drilled out holes.) Fortunately I only needed an 8" section because the strip of 1/8" red oak was cupped in one direction on one end of the strip and cupped in the other direction on the other end. I was able to get a piece out of the middle and used some serious clamping to glue it in place. Perhaps all sheets of wood that thin have a tendency to warp. Perhaps I expected too much.