American White Oak

Specie Properties  -  read in conjunction with the General Notes 
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01. Common Name / s

American Oak, True White Oak, Northern White Oak, Southern White Oak.

02. Botanical Name

American White Oak is a trade name for numerous species of the Quercus genus, eight of which are commercially available as timber.

03. Primary Origin

Eastern United States

04. Colour & Figure

Light to dark brown Heartwood and with light coloured Sapwood.
Similar in colour to European Oak.

Figure – Mostly straight grained with a medium to course texture and large distinctive growth rings

05. Density

Unseasoned  - 1009 kg/m3
Seasoned      -   750 kg/m3        

06. Hardness

Janka Rating    -   6
Relative Rating -  Firm

07. Durability
  (above ground)

Only suitable for weather protected applications  

08. Weather Exposed

Unsuitable

09. Grade Options

Select – premium timber that has a clean look with a few natural growth characteristics included. Ideal for use were appearance is of importance.             

10. Leaching

Not applicable

11. Thickness
  (finished dressed)

Most dressed sections are 19mm, 30mm and 40mm in thickness with little availability of thicker dry sections

12. Width
  (finished dressed)

Generally are in the range from 65mm to 180mm with some wider boards available for special applications

13. Length

Generally limited to 4.2M in any volume and heavily available in lengths ranging from 2.4M to 3.6M in 300mm increments


14. Price Guide
 

Relative Cost - 167 Units  (compared to Western Red Cedar at 100 units)

15. Coating
  (external)

Not applicable


16. Coating
  (internal)

Factory pre coating can be offered in UV cured lacquer for non-hard wearing areas, spray applied two pack polyurethane for hard wearing applications or oils for other applications.
 

17. Availability

As an imported timber some limitations to the availability of volumes of set lengths and certain demand sizes is inevitable. Availability should be checked at the time of tendering and followed up prior to project commencement to ensure lead times can be met.
   
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