Oak, English Brown

Latin name: Quercus robur, Q. petrea

Common name(s): European Oak, Pollard Oak, Pedunculate Oak

Sources: England, France, Baltics, Western Europe to Turkey, to North Africa, Eastern Canada and NE USA.

Characteristics: A true oak from the Quercus genus, English Brown Oak has pronounced coarse grain in early wood, smooth grain in latewood, and large rays when quarter sliced. Susceptible to assault from the beefsteak fungus that turns the heartwood a warm medium brown. May have a rustic look. Highly prized for its warmth and beauty.

Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced

Uses: Architectural millwork, casework, judges panels, parquetry, fine furniture, church furniture.

Availability: Scarce

Price: $$$$$