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- Common Name(s)
- Red Oak
- Scientific Name
- Quercus rubra
- Tree Distribution
- Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
- Tree Size
- 80-115 ft. tall, 3-6 ft. trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 1220 lbf
- Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quarter-sawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns. Conversely, White Oak tends to be slightly more olive-colored, but is by no means a reliable method of determining the type of oak.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture. The pores are so large and open that it is said that a person can blow into one end of the wood, and air will come out the other end: provided that the grain runs straight enough.
- Pricing / Availability
- Abundant availability in a good range of widths and thicknesses, both as flat-sawn and quarter-sawn lumber. Usually slightly less expensive than White Oak, prices are moderate for a domestic hardwood, though thicker planks or quarter-sawn boards are slightly more expensive.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com