Published on Friday, October 20, 2017
Oak is perhaps one of the most recognisable and versatile timbers, often a popular product for timber enthusiasts across the globe. Is it perfect for your project?
White oak is incredibly versatile, meaning it can be put to great use by a range of timber professionals and hobbyists to create:
White Oak is straight grained with a medium to coarse texture. The sapwood is
nearly white in colour but the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak has longer rays than red oak, and therefore has more figure.
White oak dries slowly but machines nails and screws well (although pre-boring is advised). Since it reacts with iron, galvanized nails are also recommended. Its adhesive properties are variable, but oak readily accepts a stain so can be stained with a wide range of finish tones.
Have you given oak the OK? Call in to our Joinery & Woodworking Centre to see the stunning range of oak timber we have for sale. Our expert team will also be able to advise on the best products to choose for your project, from the timber itself to additional finishing touches.