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White Oak

Common Name: White Oak
Latin Name: Quercus Alba, Quercus Macrocarpa, Quercus Muehlenbergii
Characteristics of the Tree: It can reach a height of 30m (100ft) and a diameter of about 1m (3ft 3in) in good growing conditions.
Characteristics of the Wood: The straight grained wood varies in color from pale yellow-brown to pale brown. The texture is medium-course to course depending on the growing conditions. The wood has good steam bending qualities.
Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, millwork, flooring, and decorative veneer.
Workability: It can be readily worked with hand and machine tools. It accepts glues well.
Finishing: It accepts stains well and can be polished to a fine finish.
Average Dry Weight: 770kg/m3 (48lb/ft3)
Source Information: “Collins Good Wood Guide”, Harper/Collins Publishers