Origin:Red Oak can be found in Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada.
Color:The heartwood is a light to medium brown with a red hue. The sapwood is a cream to light brown; it is usually very narrow and not clearly defined from the heartwood.
Janka Hardness:1220 (medium-hard)
Decay and Weather Resistance:Red Oak does not have the same level of decay and rot resistance as White Oak. It will stain when in contact with water and it is rated low for insect resistance.
Workability:Red Oak is very porous and heavy. It has moderately high shrinkage while drying and seasoning must be done carefully to avoid checking and warping. It is a good option to use when steam-bending. It glues, stains, and finishes well.
Uses:The hardness and wearing qualities of Red Oak have made it a popular flooring wood for residences. It is also used to make furniture, veneer, millwork, cabinetry, and interior trim.
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