Wood Types: Oak
Eastern United States, particularly Appalachian states, Ohio and Kentucky
A very important wood for cabinetry and flooring, red oak is slightly coarser in texture than white oak, with smaller, dark colored rays and large, rounded open pores. A little easier to work than white oak. Uniform in color with reddish tinge.
Eastern United States, Central states and Appalachians
Outstanding resistance to wear and abrasion. More pronounced and longer rays than red oak. Occasionally available with crotches, swirls and burls. Pores are angular and very numerous, filled with glistening substance called tyloses, which makes wood suitable for water-tight containers.
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