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White Oak

Rustic | Timeless | Historical

White Oak (Quercus alba) is a highly regarded hardwood known for its strength, durability, and attractive grain patterns. It possesses several notable wood properties that contribute to its wide range of applications. The heartwood of white oak ranges in color from light tan to medium brown, with occasional grayish tones. It can exhibit subtle variations in color and may darken with age and exposure to light. The sapwood is lighter in color, typically pale yellow to light brown.

Quercus alba is a large tree that typically grows to a height of 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters). It has a spreading crown that can be broad and rounded, providing generous shade beneath its branches. The tree’s stout trunk often displays a diameter of 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 meters). The bark of the White Oak tree is light gray to ashy brown when young, developing rough, shallow fissures and ridges as it ages.

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Properties of White Oak

Quercus alba

Scientific Name

Eastern united States


48 lb/ft³

Dried Weight Density

1,350 lbf

Janka Hardness

20-50 Years

Tree Maturity

200-300 Years

Tree Lifecycle



Rustic & Timeless


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