Known also as Northern red oak and Southern red oak.
Where it grows
Red oak grows widespread throughout Eastern USA.
|Sapwood||white to light brown|
pinkish reddish brown
60-75 ft with diameter 3'
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||705||753|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C.||0,63||0,68|
|Average Volumetric Shrinkage Green to 6 % M.C (%)||10,8||-|
|Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa)||12,549||15,721|
* N.R.O. = northern Red Oak
* S.R.O. = Southern Red Oak
Construction, flooring, internal joinery and mouldings, panelling, doors, cabinets, furniture and caskets.
Moderately easy to treatment with preservatives. Red oak can vary in colour and properties according to the growing region. It is a hard and heavy wood and it grows more abundantly than the white oaks.