Known also as Northern white oak and Southern white oak.
Where it grows
White Oak grows throughout Eastern USA.
light to dark brown
80-100 ft with diameter 3'-4'
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||769|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C.||0.68|
|Average Volumetric Shrinkage Green to 6 % M.C (%)||12.6|
|Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa)||12,273|
Construction, flooring, joinery, mouldings, panelling, doors, cabinets, furniture, railway sleepers, bridges, barrel staves and caskets.
The heartwood is very resistant to preservative treatment and the sapwood is moderately resistant to treatment. A hard and heavy wood similar in colour and appearance to European oak. The most important hardwood for export.