Red oak machines well, nailing and screwing is good although pre-boring is recommended, and it can be stained and polished to a good finish. It dries slowly with a tendency to split and warp.
It has a high shrinkage and can be susceptible to movement in performance.
• architectural interiors
• internal joinery and mouldings
• kitchen cabinets
Not suitable for tight cooperage
Red oak can vary in colour, texture, characteristics and properties according to the growing region. It is therefore recommended that users and specifiers work closely with their suppliers to make sure the wood they order is suited to their specific needs.