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American White Oak
American White Oak

REGION: North America.

COUNTRY: U.S.A. and Canada.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is whitish to light brown in colour, and is variable in width.

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: White oak heartwood is reported to vary in colour from light tan or pale yellow brown to pale or dark brown. The wood may also have a pinkish tinge. Variations in colour and grain are reported to be considerable, but are not as pronounced as in red oak.

COMMON USES: Flooring, Piling, Poles, Railroad ties, Veneer, Parquet flooring, Joinery, Kitchen cabinets, Coffins, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: Seasoned wood is reported to be dimensionally stable, and retains its shape very well after manufacture.

WHITE OAK

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

6700

11767

Psi

Crushing Strength

715

1245

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

2980

5840

Psi

Static Bending (FSPL)

 

6100

Psi

Impact Strength

61

29

Inches

Stiffness

835

1070

1000psi

Hardness

 

1369

Lbs

Shearing strength

 

1820

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.59

0.67

 

Weight

62

46

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

 

4

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

 

7

%

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