The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture.
Red oak machines well, nailing and screwing are good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained to a good finish. It can be stained with a wide range of finish tones. It dries slowly.
The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength and stiffness and high crushing strength. It is very good for steam bending. Great wear-resistance.
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What do our customers think?
WS Homeowner, Fairfax, VA - Farmhouse Red Oak
"...the floor is in and looks great! The installation was easy…was well worth the effort because it is beautiful. We were very happy with the quality of the wood. Because of the quality, there was limited sanding that needed to be done on the floor…
left it its natural color, so it makes for a great looking floor.
I can't say enough good things about it, and would and do recommend you to everyone.
..we are so glad we met up with you…"
P & C Hofius, Excelsior, MN - Red Oak
"We'd have to say that from start to finish we were impressed by your
service and product. We have had many people stop by to see the floor and have been very impressed as well. We would definitely recommend your company to others, and would gladly be available as references if need be."