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Red Oak - Quercus rubra

Red Oak has a light to medium brown, commonly with a reddish cast.  The grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.   Arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States, Red Oak is a ubiquitous sight in many homes. Even many vinyl/imitation wood surfaces are printed to look like Red Oak. Hard, strong, and moderately priced, Red Oak presents an exceptional value to woodworkers—which explains why it is so widely used in cabinet and furniture making.


​Origin:  Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada

Janka Hardness:  1,220 lbf (5,430 N)

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