Wood used for manufacture of furniture, Interior woodwork, cooperage and shipbuilding.
The oak is famous for its non-uniform texture, well-marked woody rays and wavy wire. The oak wood is stiff, heavy and moisture resistant. It´s used in many ways such as furniture, barrels, shipbuilding, tools and crafts. The turners like it, because of the color and coarse texture (which dealt with sand jet allows you to achieve special effects). This wood is still widely used in civil construction, especially in joist hangers and flooring, as well as in exterior carpentry.
Weight: Moderately Heavy (720–750 kg/m3) Type: hardwoods of the temperate zone
Resistance: Very Good
Color: Light brown with golden streaks
Other names: French Oak
Alternatives: White Oak (Q. Alba ), American Oak (Q. rubra )
Texture: Rough. You can get yourself a fine texture with a wire brush or sand blasting.
Wood grain: Can be very wavy
Drying and stability: Usually the drying is slow and natural. There is a great risk of cracking and cracks which will add to the degree of waste.
Degree of waste: Almost very high, with wide sapwood and wane edges.
Width of the parts: Good
The thickness of the parts: Good
Durability: Excellent, It can be used to build warships.
Application: Manufacture of furniture, Interior woodwork (stairs, doorframe and coatings), cooperage (barrels for aging the wine) and shipbuilding.
Type: hardwoods of the temperate zone