American white oak is the trade name for a variety of hardwood species from the Quercus genus. American white oak is a wood prevalent throughout the eastern United States. The name 'white oak' includes numerous species, eight of which are commercially offered as wood. Quite similar in appearance and color to the European oak, American white oak has light-colored sapwood and a light to dark brown heartwood.
White oak is mostly straight-grained with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays and more figures than American red oak. It has large distinct growth rings, and some medullary rays might be present. American white oak is used for a wide variety of applications, including shipping and boat building, flooring, architectural joinery, exterior joinery, railways sleepers, and timber bridges because of its strength and resistance to decay. It is also a great wood for top-quality furnishings, interior woodwork, and paneling. Because of its impermeability, the timber is suitable for vats and casks holding liquids such as wine and spirits.
American white oak is a hard, heavy timber, and has low rigidity and good overall strength, making it increasingly popular as a structural wood. It also has excellent steam bending properties. White oak machines work well and are easy to glue, nail, and screw. It easily accepts stains and polishes to a good finish. The heartwood is susceptible to lyctid borer attack and to termites.
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