American White Oak (Quercus Alba) is a beautiful timber which generally resembles European Oak however, it is more variable in colour, ranging from pale yellow brown to pale reddish-brown.
Where is American White Oak Distributed?
The timber is distributed from southern Quebec and Ontario to eastern Minnesota and Lowa, extending eastward to the Atlantic and southward through the lower western slopes of the Allegheny and Appalachian Mountains.
What is American White Oak used for?
The timber is strong enough to be used for boat building but still beautiful enough for use in premium furniture. With a high level of strength, it holds extremely well over time and can be machined easily.
Why should I choose American White Oak?
You will find your made to measure order of white oak planed timber good for nailing and screwing and notice that it both stains and polishes well. The timber is heavy and with medium bending and crushing strength properties but is very good in steam bending.
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