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American Red Oak
American Red Oak

TREE DATA: The mature tree tends to be large, with a height of 60 to 80 feet (18 to 24 m) and a diameter of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 50 cm). Heights of 150 feet (45 m) are reported to have been recorded for red oak trees.

REGION: North America.

COUNTRY: U.S.A. and Canada.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: The sapwood is whitish to greyish or pale reddish brown.

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: The heartwood is pinkish to light reddish brown or light brown.

COMMON USES: Framing, Furniture, Furniture components, Joinery, Kitchen cabinets, Panelling Veneer, Woodenware, Fine furniture, Parquet flooring, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: Seasoned wood is reported to have moderate dimensional stability, and exhibits medium movement in use.

RED OAK

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

8585

15050

Psi

Crushing Strength

830

1120

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

4090

8330

Psi

Impact Strength

54

53

Inches

Stiffness

1480

1655

1000psi

Hardness

 

1400

Lbs

Shearing strength

 

1890

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.53

0.61

 

Weight

64

43

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (GaOD)

 

4

%

Tangential Shrinkage (GaOD)

 

11

%

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