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Wood Properties of White Oak

White Oak Alternative Name 1
Post Oak

White Oak Alternative Name 2
Bur Oak

White Oak Amount of Figure
Low

White Oak Amount of Natural Luster
Low

White Oak Availability of Wood
Plentiful

White Oak Available As Lumber
Yes

White Oak Available as Veneer
Yes

White Oak Available only in small sizes
No

White Oak Bending Strength
Moderate

White Oak Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

White Oak Botanical Name
Quercus spp.

White Oak Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

White Oak Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

White Oak Color of Wood
Gray Brown

White Oak Contrast between growth rings
Ring Porous

White Oak Crushing Strength
Moderate

White Oak Decorative Figure
No

White Oak Density
High

White Oak Drilling
Very good

White Oak Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

White Oak Gluing
Average - Requires control

White Oak Grain
Mostly Straight

White Oak Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

White Oak Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Conspicuous growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

White Oak Hand Tooling
Average

White Oak Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

White Oak Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

White Oak Harmful Properties
May cause respiratory problems

White Oak Interlocked Grain
Yes

White Oak Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

White Oak Machine Tools
Average

White Oak Mortising
Very good

White Oak Movement after drying
Moderate

White Oak Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

White Oak Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

White Oak Natural Durability
Durable

White Oak Number of Knots
Low

White Oak Painting
Good

White Oak Planing
Good

White Oak Polishing
Good

White Oak Pounds per cubic foot maximum
47

White Oak Pounds per cubic foot minimum
47

White Oak Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

White Oak Sanding
Good

White Oak Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

White Oak Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

White Oak Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

White Oak Shaping
Rather difficult

White Oak Size of Knots
Large

White Oak Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

White Oak Specific Gravity
Very high

White Oak Specific Gravity maximum
.77

White Oak Specific Gravity minimum
.68

White Oak Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

White Oak Steam Bending
Very Good

White Oak Stiffness
High

White Oak Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

White Oak Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

White Oak Toughness
High

White Oak Turning
Good

White Oak Weight
Heavy

White Oak Wood Defects
Check (or split), honeycomb (or collapse), ring check, stain

White Oak Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

White Oak Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

White Oak Use for Carving
no

White Oak Use for Cooperage
YES

White Oak Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

White Oak Use for Flooring
YES

White Oak Use for Furniture
YES

White Oak Use for Handles
no

White Oak Use for Heavy Construction
YES

White Oak Use for Inlay
no

White Oak Use for Interior Finish
YES

White Oak Use for Light Construction
YES

White Oak Use for Marine Applications
YES

White Oak Use for Marquetry
no

White Oak Use for Millwork
YES

White Oak Use for Models and Patterns
no

White Oak Use for Musical Instruments
no

White Oak Use for Novelties
no

White Oak Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

White Oak Use for Shingles
no

White Oak Use for Sports Equipment
no

White Oak Use for Turnery
no

White Oak Use for Woodenware
no





     
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