American White Oak Timber Cut to Size
From £13.40 inc VAT
American Oak is very reliable for interior projects - generally clear boards and easy workability, combined with better affordability than its European counterpart make it a great choice for many types of joinery.
Order cut to size American White Oak smooth planed squared edge.
Best for: Furniture, Skirting & Architrave, doors
Good for painting: No
Alternatives: American Ash, Cherry, Maple
What Wood Works for interior Joinery?
American Oak is great for interior joinery and furniture. It has a very clear appearance compared to European Oak and comes in wide boards making it very effective for interior decor.
Cut to Size / Planed American White Oak Timber
White oak planed timber is a strong, heavy wood which is prevalent throughout the eastern United States. With a medium brown heartwood and lighter-hued sapwood, white oak is straight grained with a middling texture, and is an excellent choice for a wide range of applications.
This timber is strong enough to be used for boat building and impermeable for reliable liquid storage, but still beautiful enough for use in premium furniture and high-end interior design. With a low stiffness and high level of strength, it holds up extremely well over time, and can also be machined extremely easily.
Made to Measure American White Oak
You will find your made to measure order of white oak planed timber good for nailing and screwing, and notice that it both stains and polishes well. However, pre-boring is advisable, and you will need to wait some time for the wood to dry. The heartwood itself is noticeably resilient toward both decay and preservation treatment, while the sapwood is only moderately resistant to the latter.
Frequently Asked Questions about American White Oak Timber
What is oak used for?
American White Oak is very popular for interior joinery, furniture and kitchens. Thinner boards are price competitive but this may change for boards over 50mm thick. Grade mainly FAS but also #1cmn & btr in 25mm thick is often used by volume furniture producers.
How strong and durable is oak?
American White Oak compares fairly closely with European oak in general strength, but on the whole, its higher density provides rather higher strength. American White Oak is moderately durable. Heartwood is resistant to decay and extremely resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
What are the physical properties of oak?
Heavy and hard. Medium bending and crushing strength properties, but very good in steam bending. Southern White Oak is heavier and harder.
American White Oak Tips
Great for internal use not durable for outdoors in the UK
Basic FAS grade has few knots like a prime European oak but is much more economical on price
Typical lengths at Timbersource 3m and 4.9m
Typical Thicknesses at Timbersource (mm) 26, 32, 38, 51
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