OTHER COMMON NAMES:
Arizona Oak, Arizona White Oak, Cucharillo, Encino, Encino Negro, Mamecillo, Oak, Roble, Roble Amarillo, Roble Colorado, Roble Encino, Roblecito, White Oak, Stave Oak
Readily available and moderately priced, White Oak is a favorite of woodworkers for a number of uses and applications, including furniture making, cabinetry, flooring, veneers, plywood and millwork.
United States, Canada
AVG BENDING STRENGTH:
White Oak sapwood is generally a pale cream to light brown color.
The heartwood ranges from a pale yellow or tan to a darker brown color.
The relatively coarse grain of White Oak is usually considered to be tight, though occasional figuring can be found.
Medium to coarse texture with medium to large sized pores.
White Oak exhibits average dimensional stability, with moderate movement in service.
White Oak lumber is considered to be durable in terms of resistance to rot and decay, although it exhibits some vulnerability to insects.
An average blunting effect is seen with this hardwood variety.
White Oak can be somewhat resistant to sawing.
In general, this wood responds well to planing operations. Sharp knives and a reduced cutting angle are recommended.
Above average turning characteristics are seen with White Oak stck.
Generally produces clean holes.
White Oak responds quite well to most gluing applications.
Holds nails well, pre-drilling recommended for best results.
Holds screws well, pre-drilling recommended for best results.
White Oak takes most stains and finishing applications quite well.