Red Oak

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)


Common Names: Red Oak


Distribution: Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood


Janka Hardness: 1,220 lbf


Density: 3.6 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.0%

Tangential (width): 8.6%,

Volumetric (total): 13.7%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 2.2


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation, as well as asthma-like symptoms.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Cabinetry, furniture, interior trim, flooring and veneer.


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