White Oak (Rift and Quarter Sawn)
Rift-sawn and quarter-sawn white oak wood has straight (vertical) grain, soft beige color, and characteristic ray flecks. It’s less prone to movement than plain sawn white oak. It’s a hard, dense, heavy lumber, thanks to its closed pores. White oak is more water resistant than other hardwood species, so it’s better for outdoor applications.
While there are a number of hardwood species that are sold under the name “white oak,” at North Castle Hardwoods, we offer only genuine Quercus alba white oak selected from prime growing regions. This allows us to bring you an incredibly consistent product with great color, texture, and yield from every board.