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White Oak

Species: White Oak

Common Names/Species: American white oak (U.K.)

Scientific Name: Quercus alba

Description: White oak is mostly straight-grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak. White oak therefore has more figure. White oak machines well, nails and screws well although pre-boring is advised. Since it reacts with iron, galvanized nails are recommended. Its adhesive properties are variable, but it stains to a good finish. Can be stained with a wide range of finish tones. The wood dries slowly.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Furniture, cabinets, flooring, boat building

Sources: Eastern United States

Size/Form: white-oak

lbs/BF (dry): 3.83

Hardness: Hard

Click for USDA Fact Sheet

2019-11-22T12:04:59-05:00Categories: Domestic, Lumber|

Rift White Oak

Alan McIlvain Company is a premier supplier of rift and quartersawn white oak. Unlike typical hardwood suppliers who only offer random width lumber, Alan McIlvain company custom sorts Rift White Oak every inch. This allows our customers to know exactly what their yield will be and how much to order.

Rift white oak

Rift white oak floor and wall

Species: Rift White Oak

Common Names/Species: American white oak

Scientific Name: Quercus alba

Description: Rift sawn White Oak is similar to quarter sawn but cut at a slight angle to the radius of the log creating a tight straight grain and little or no flecking and a very uniform look.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Furniture, cabinets, flooring

Sources: Eastern United States

Size/Form: rift-white-oak

lbs/BF (dry): 3.83

Hardness: Hard

Click for USDA Fact Sheet

2016-10-24T16:05:14-04:00Categories: Domestic, Lumber|

Quartered White Oak

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Heavily figured quartered white oak floor

Species: Quarter Sawn White Oak

Common Names/Species: American white oak

Scientific Name: Quercus alba

Description: Quarter sawn White Oak has dramatic figure called flecking, produced from sawing radially from the center of the log and exposing medullar rays.

Common uses: Architectural Millwork, Furniture, cabinets, flooring

Sources: Eastern United States

Size/Form: quartered-white-oak

lbs/BF (dry): 3.83

Hardness: Hard

Click for USDA Fact Sheet

2016-11-29T13:08:42-05:00Categories: Domestic, Lumber|

Rustic White Oak

Species: White Oak, Rustic

Common Names/Species: American white oak (U.K.)

Scientific Name: Quercus alba

Description: A rustic grade of White Oak. Small unsound knots and larger sound knots are not considered defect. Also excellent for wide character grade plank flooring.

Common uses: Flooring, Stair parts

Sources: Eastern United States

Size/Form: rustic-white-oak

lbs/BF (dry): 3.83

Hardness: Hard

Click for USDA Fact Sheet

2016-10-24T14:41:13-04:00Categories: Domestic, Lumber|