Heartwood has a pink or reddish tinge. The grain is coarse and straight with smaller medullary rays. Red oak from the northern United States is more desirable as it has a finer texture than the red oak grown in the southern states.
Machinability: Works easily with most tools. It requires pre-drilling to accept screws. Stains and polishes well.
Density: Specific gravity of .77
Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4
Grades: FBTR, Sel. & Better, Select, 1 Com.