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red oak is the wood of choice for many wood workers


Red oak is one of three main varieties of oak. The sapwood is a light reddish brown color while the heartwood varies from light brown to dark brown. Red oak is dense with long straight grains that make it a common choice for many wood workers. It also has good wood working properties, working well with both hand tools and machines.

It glues well and holds a nail, however red oak has a tendency to split when nailed without pre-drilling.

Red oak is also known as

  • spanish oak
  • spotted oak
  • scarlet oak

Red oak is commonly used for

  • furniture
  • veneer
  • timbers
  • flooring
  • ships


Red oak is known to cause respiratory irritation.

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