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.

Availability: Plentiful

Price: $-$$ depending on specifications