The American white oak has a similar colour as the European oak. The sapwood is light and the heartwood goes from brown to dark brown.
Specific weight: dried 730 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1050 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 513 kg / cm²
Grain: quite straight.
Texture: from medium to coarse.
Treatability: sapwood moderately treatable, heartwood is untreatable.
Drying: easy if dried slowly.
Planing: has to be done carefully.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Finishing: without big difficulties.
Interior and exterior buildings, structural wood and wooden bridges, doors, kitchen furniture, coatings.
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