Red Oak

Quercus rubra

Red Oak has a very coarse and open grain pattern that is quite distinctive with a pink to reddish-brown hue. It is fairly shock resistant, and the nature of its grain makes for a rustic feel even when well finished.

rough-cut hex without sanding or finish


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Wood Type: Temperate hardwood
Average Dry Weight: 700 kg/m³ (44 lbs/ft³)
Specific Gravity: 0.63
Janka Hardness: 1220
Texture: Very coarse and open. Even when ‘finished’ feels coarse.
Grain Pattern: Straight
Color: Pale reddish-brown to pink
Origin: North America