American White Oak

  • BOTANICAL NAME Quercus alba
  • OTHER NAMES White Oak
  • GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN Central and Eastern North America
  • FAMILY Fagaceae
  • DESCRIPTION OF WOODSapwood: Vary of the cream to the brown clear – Heartwood: Vary of the brown yellow pale to the brown pale or dark – Fiber: Straight – Grain: Half

Characteristics and mechanical behavior

Apparent density to 12% degrees of humidity: 770 kg/m3. It is a SEMI-HARDWOOD.

He is considered a medium timber and slightly nervous. In terms of resistance to fungi and termites attacking wood is durable and durable medium. No problem in nailed, and screwed over.

  • Sawing Regulate, it requires high-power equipment
  • Screwed Good, previously it’s recommended drill
  • Toothbrushing Good, angle recommended of 20º
  • Molded Good
  • Turning Good
  • Polishing Good
  • Coating Good, but a sealer it is recommended prior
  • Glued Good, precisely because of the special glue resin

Main uses and applications

  • Rustic furniture for interior and exterior
  • Carpentry and wall voids
  • Internal and external doors and windows
  • Dais, friezes, moldings, stairs.
  • It is particularly suitable for sherry and whiskey barrels.
  • Other uses include musical instruments, shipbuilding, sizes, sleepers, tool handles..