Oak

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white-oak

Description

Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3 creating great strength and hardness. The wood is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content.

Common Uses

White oak is much more resistant to rot, and is suitable for water-holding applications, boatbuilding, outdoor furniture, etc. Check the specific type of oak for more information.

Appearance

Appearance varies between oak species. Click on one of the species above for more information.

Workability

White oak tends to be more dense, while red oak is a bit lighter and has a more porous and open grain.