White Oak

White oak grows across the eastern and southern United States, comprising 15% of the commercially available hardwoods. Trees average approximately 70 to 80 feet in height. White oak has creamy sapwood and dark gray-brown heartwood.


White oak is dense with coarse open grain. It is very strong and hard, but with good steam bending properties. It machines, nails and screws well, and takes a good finish.

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White oak is used to make furniture, cabinets, flooring and millwork. It is also used in bridges, ships and railroad cars.

Other Uses

White oak is the preferred species for wine and whiskey casks.