Oak, Red (Quarter Cut)
Latin name: Quercus rubra and related species
Common name(s): Red Oak, Northern Red Oak, Southern Red Oak; more than 10 other names
Sources: North America
Characteristics: Sharp contrast between coarse early wood and smooth late wood. Heartwood color is light tan to pinkish to reddish brown to dark tan or khaki. Large rays produce pronounced flake appearance across the grain when the wood is quarter sliced. Rift cutting minimizes the flake appearance.
Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced, Rift cut
Uses: Kitchen and bath cabinetry, furniture, architectural millwork, wall paneling, casework, molding, flooring.
Price: $-$$ depending on specifications