American white oak

Botanical name: Quercus spp

General description:
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

Mechanical properties:
Static bending strength: 1050 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 513 kg / cm²

Histological Structure:
Grain: quite straight.
Texture: from medium to coarse.

Treatability: sapwood moderately treatable, heartwood is untreatable.

Sawing: easy.
Drying: easy if dried slowly.
Planing: has to be done carefully.
Gluing: easy.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Finishing: without big difficulties.

Main uses:
Interior and exterior buildings, structural wood and wooden bridges, doors, kitchen furniture, coatings.


Available Dimensions

Thickness Square edged, unedged Lengths Quality
27 square edged 2450/3100/3700/4300/4900 FAS