Oak – American White

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OVERVIEW
FAS, FAS/FAS IF, No. 1 Common, No.2 Common, Rustic
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Appalachian Quarter & Rift Sawn KD White OakAppalachian Quarter & Rift Sawn KD White Oak
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BOTANICAL NAME

Quercus alba

OVERVIEW
FAS, FAS/FAS IF, No. 1 Common, No.2 Common, Rustic
Find out more about the different sawn lumber types here:
Appalachian Quarter & Rift Sawn KD White OakAppalachian Quarter & Rift Sawn KD White Oak
Further Product Information
APPLICATIONS & USES
Heavy structural use, joinery – exterior, joinery – interior, furniture, flooring, railway sleepers, doors, stairs
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS
Certification
FSC
FSC
CW
Origin
North America
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Density
770 kg/m3
Physical Structure
It compares fairly closely with European Oak in general strength, but on the whole its higher density provides rather higher strength. A hard heavy wood with medium bending and crushing strength
Durability
Heartwood is resistant to decay and extremely resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood moderately resistant
Drying
Like all the true oaks the timber dries slowly, with a tendency to split, check and honeycomb
Moisture Content
6% – 8% (+/-2%)
Working Qualities
White Oak machines well, and nails and screws well, although pre-boring is advised. It reacts with iron, so galvanised or copper nails are recommended. Adhesive properties are variable with good staining and polishing. Due to high shrinkage it can be susceptible to movement in performance under variable moisture conditions
Storage Advice
Under cover
Purchasing Cycle
12 month

Terms & conditions

This offer is valid until stocks last or till the offer ends. Final Price is inclusive of the offer. Offer is applicable on select products and brands. In the event the user returns any/all products in the order placed during the Offer Period, thereby not maintaining the minimum purchase value, as required to avail the Offer, he/she shall not be eligible for the Offer. Accordingly, the amount availed as a discount under the Offer shall stand deducted from any refund(s) processed for the returned product(s).

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