Latin: Quercus alba Origin: Eastern USA
White Oak wood is beige to creamy tan. It has a finer texture than Red Oak. Quartersawn lumber has dramatic medullar figured called fake/tiger oak. Heartwood is decay resistant and suitable for exterior uses. Good turning and steam bending qualities.
Coarse, uneven texture
Straight, commonly quartersawn with iridescent rays
Uncommon as an allergy sensitizer
Light to medium brown with gold or olive hue