QUARTERSAWN WHITE OAK 4/4 - 10 BOARD FOOT PACK
The pack contains 10 board feet of assorted Quartersawn White Oak boards between 6" to 6-1/2" wide x 84" to 85" long x 1" thick. (Boards sold individually in store)
What makes quarter sawn white oak so special is its appearance. It‰۪s one of the few woods that reveal stunning rays, or fleck figure - and that's the kind of white oak that's characteristic in arts and crafts, mission, or craftsman style woodwork. The wood makes exceptionally durable and beautiful furniture because it's dense and hard, yet it saws, routs, planes with better than satisfactory results. It's a favorite among furniture builders.
White Oak has a finer texture than the more popular Red Oak. Quarter sawn white oak displays dramatic medullar figure called flake or fleck, and you‰۪ll see this used in antiques, mission style furniture, Greene and Greene furniture, and more. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.
Heartwood is a light to medium brown, commonly with an olive cast. Nearly white to light brown sapwood is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Quartersawn sections display prominent ray fleck patterns.
White Oak is strong, beautiful, rot-resistant, easy-to-work, and economical, representing an exceptional value to woodworkers. It's no wonder that the wood is so widely used in cabinet and furniture making.