Thursday, March 14, 2013

Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)

Status: Secure and available.

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Found in Eastern US, these members of the Fagaceae family (Quercus) can grow to 80-115 feet in height and 3-6 feet in diameter. .

Color is light to medium reddish.

Course texture with medium to large pores, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .56-.73. Avg. Dry Weight:  45 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Flooring and turnings.

Red Oak

Red Oak salvaged from Timber Crib Dam (submerged approx. 200 years)

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