Thursday, March 14, 2013

White Oak (Quercus Alba)

Status: Secure and available.

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Found in Eastern US, these members of the Fagaceae family (Quercus) can grow to 65-85 feet in height and 3-4 feet in diameter. .

Color is light to medium brown.

Course texture with medium to large pores, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .60-.81. Avg. Dry Weight:  50 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Furniture, Flooring and turnings.
White Oak salvaged from Timber Crib Dam (submerged approx. 200 years)

White Oak excavated from ancient WV lake bed (approx. 10k years old)

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