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White Oak

White Oak (scientific name: Quercusalba) has a heartwood of light to medium brown color with an olive cast. Sapwood is almost white to light brown and not clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is coarse and uneven, and grain is straight.

White Oak is commonly found in eastern United States. It is very durable.

Janka Hardness :

5,990 N (1,350 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

755 kg/m3 (47 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

Good results achieved with either hand tools or machine tools.Turns well and responds well to steam bending. It is good with glues and stains, and finishes well. Moderate to high shrinkage value results in poor dimensional stability, particularly in flat cut/sawn boards. Prone to reacting with iron, especially when wet), which causes discoloration and staining.

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White Ash

White Ash, also called American White Ash (scientific name: Fraxinusamericana),has a heartwood of light to medium brown color. Sapwood tends to be wide and of a beige or light color. Its texture is medium to coarse and like that of oak.

White Ash is commonly found in Eastern North America. It is perishable, not resistant to insects and only slightly durable for decay.

Janka Hardness :

5,870 N (1,320 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :

675 kg/m3 (42 lbs/ft3)

Workability :

Good results can be achieved with either hand tools or machine tools. It is good with glues and stains, and finishes well. Responds well to steam bending.