Appalachian White Oak

Appalachian White Oak is one of our most popular and sought after species in the entire world. It is a deciduous hardwood with dozens of subspecies indigenous to North America, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. It was introduced into Europe in the 18th century and flourishes there today. Its typical color is a very light brown; its grain is open with long rays distinguished with occasional crotches, swirls and burls. American White Oak is traditionally sawn into three different types of planks: a) Plain Sawn planks which have a cathedral grain appearance, b) Rift Sawn planks which have tight straight grain patterns with low figuring, and c) Quarter Sawn planks which have a grain pattern called “flake” or “tiger”. White Oak is noted for its adaptability, its strength and its beauty. It is unsurpassed as a building material for both interiors and exteriors. Plankmaker offers Appalachian White Oak in both Old Growth and Reclaimed materials in all product categories and grades.


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