With a straight, coarse grain, white oak is a strong, beautiful, easy-to-work wood species that offers an exceptional value to woodworkers. Widely used in cabinet and furniture making, white oak’s heartwood is a light brown to light gray to medium brown, it stains and finishes well, and features a tighter grain pattern than Red Oak.
White Oak is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois, and Maryland. Connecticut’s state quarter was minted with a picture and inscription of a famous White Oak tree, The Charter Oak. It is commonly used in cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring, boatbuilding, barrels, and – of course – veneer.
The large rays of quarter cut White Oak often produce a pronounced flake appearance across the grain, while rift cut White Oak minimizes the flake appearance.
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