Eastern White Oak, Stave Oak, Ridge White Oak, Cucharillo, Encino,
White oak is impervious to liquids, and has been used extensively
for ship timbers, barrels and casks.
White oak is the state tree of Connecticut,
Illinois and Maryland
Did You Know?
Native Americans and early settlers would boil and eat white
oak acorns. The bark from oak trees is rich in tannin.
Widespread throughout the Eastern U.S. The white oak group comprises
many species, of which about eight are commercial. The trees prefer
rich well drained soil, and average height is 60 to 80 feet.
Outdoor furniture, flooring, boats, barrels, cooperage and staves,
flooring, interior furniture - especially chairs and tables, turnery,
baskets, trim, millwork, and veneers.
15.1 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
White Oak is straight grained with a medium-coarse to coarse
texture. The sapwood is narrow, light-colored, nearly white and
the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak is mostly straight-grained
with a medium to coarse texture, with longer rays than red oak.
White oak therefore has more figure. The wood dries slowly.
Readily available but not as abundant as red oak.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine