1/2" White Oak - Thin Stock - Rift and Quarter Sawn
There are many oak species that are categorized in the “white oak” family. At North Castle Hardwoods, we strive to narrow down our white oak product offering to specifically genuine white oak (quercus alba). This is how we can offer such a consistent product.
Rift and quarter sawn white oak is sawn in order to achieve a straight (vertical) grain along the face of the board. This produces a consistent grain pattern across the board with some ray and fleck characteristics across the face for a brilliant color and texture.
White oak is uniquely versatile and is very resistant to wear. White oak is heavier and harder than its relative, red oak. The heartwood is moderately decay-resistant and often used in outdoor applications. It is an excellent choice for furniture, table tops, and architectural applications such as cabinetry. It makes a beautiful wood to mix in as an accent with other species. An important use of white oak is for planking and bent parts for ships and boats.
To learn more about our proprietary grades, check out our custom grading rules that are always a notch (or two) above the competition.
- 1/2" S4S white oak rift and quarter sawn thin stock.
- Dimensioned to 1/2" thickness. (See tolerance chart.)
- Widths are finished at the stated measurement or up to 1/2" wider. (See tolerance chart.)
- Lumber is carefully stress relieved in dry-kilns and free of internal stress, therefore very stable.
Working with White Oak Lumber
White oak is a straight (vertical) grain wood with a moderate to fine texture. It is heavy, dense and hard, but has good workability and good bending properties. It accepts finishes well.
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