American Oak is a common medium-sized hardwood native to central North America. This imported species is popular worldwide for its fantastic character and pronounced grain patterns. It has large distinctive growth rings.
Back sawn boards expose the grain in way that shows interesting swirls and when stained they take more stain than the rest of the board making them more pronounced.
American Oak – QUERCUS ALBA- timber is pale yellow-brown to gold honey-brown, sometimes with a pink tinge. Large distinctive growth rings are characteristic of American Oak. We are able to supply boards up to 285mm wide, so would make a beautiful floor or bench top.
This timber lends itself very well to staining which enhances the grain beautifully. American white oak is a hard timber with good overall strength, so is ideal for use as Flooring, a Table or Bench Top.
A reasonably hard timber American Oak has a Janka Rating of 6.0.