Woodcraft Woodshop - Oak, Red - 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 8"
Red Oak (Quercus rubra) has color ranges from light cream, pinkish-red to dark tan or golden brown. It is mostly straight-grained wood with a coarse texture that varies according to rate of growth....
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Red Oak (Quercus rubra) has color ranges from light cream, pinkish-red to dark tan or golden brown. It is mostly straight-grained wood with a coarse texture that varies according to rate of growth. Machines with hand and power tools. Used for furniture, cabinetry, interior trim, flooring, veneer and turning.
- Light to medium reddish-brown color
- Hard, strong, and moderately priced
- Glues, stains and finishes very well
- Native to the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
- Thickness: 2-1/2"
- Width: 2-1/2"
- Length: 8"
- (1) Red Oak - 2-1/2" x 2-1/2 x 8" - Turning Stock
- Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
- Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
- Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
- Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
- Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
- Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.
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.