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White Oak

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Species - Domestic

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.

Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger rays or butt

Variations Within Species And Grades: Considerable variation among boards in color and grain texture, but variations not as pronounced as in red oak.



Easily available.




North America




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