White Oak

Formal Name: Quercus alba

Color: Sapwood is light in color and can range from a pale yellow-brown to a greyish white. The heartwood may be either light brown in color or a darker brown with deep, golden tones.

Shade: medium

Workability: Machines well, nails and screws well although pre-boring is advised. Since it reacts with iron, galvanized nails are recommended. Adhesive properties are variable but it stains to a good finish.

Physical Properties: A heavy, hard and very strong wood with medium bending and crushing strength, low in stiffness, but very good in steam bending. Great wear-resistance.