About White Oak
White Oak is naturally rot-resistant and strong. These qualities make it a good choice for outdoor use. White Oak has traditionally been used to make railroad ties, fence posts, ships, and whiskey barrels.
White Oak usually has a finer texture and more patterned grain than Red Oak.
See Quarter Sawn White Oak for a more stable option with straighter grain.
- Common Names: White Oak, American White Oak, Stave Oak, Fork-Leaf Oak, Ridge White Oak, Quercus alba
- Origin: Midwest and eastern United States
- Color: Light to medium brown commonly with an olive cast
- Janka Hardness: 1360 lbs/ft
- Avg. Weight: 3.91 lbs/bdft
- General Workability: White Oak is moderate hard. It cuts, glues, stains, and finishes well. White Oak has a fairly high shrinkage rate resulting in mediocre stability. White Oak works well for turning and steam-bending.
Project Ready? These thin wood sheets are perfect for scroll sawing, laser cutting and engraving, thick veneers, and much more.
Our Project Ready White Oak boards are kiln dried and surfaced and sanded to 150 grit on two sides.
Sizes are exact. |
This is all solid White Oak hardwood, not plywood, and is not glued. |
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These White Oak boards are solid hardwood, sanded to 150 grit on two sides. Sizes are exact.