Due to the large moisture content of oak, it is difficult to remove the moisture, so the craft of making furniture is more meticulous.
The density of oak is large. Its texture is solid. And the moisture is not easy to dry, so oak furniture is more likely to crack during use than rubber wood furniture.
1. With distinctive wood grain of mountain shape.
2. Moderate toughness, can be processed into a variety of bending as required.
3. Moderate texture, which is adopted in the making of many antique window patterns.
Common Name(s): White Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus alba
Distribution: Eastern United States
Tree Size: 65-85 ft (20-25 m) tall, 3-4 ft (1-1.2 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 47 lbs/ft3 (755 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .60, .75
Janka Hardness: 1,350 lbf (5,990 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,830 lbf/in2 (102.3 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,762,000 lbf/in2 (12.15 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,370 lbf/in2 (50.8 MPa)
Shrinkage:Radial: 5.6%, Tangential: 10.5%, Volumetric: 16.3%, T/R Ratio: 1.9
Dining Table, Kitchen Countertop, Furniture panel
2-5 staves joint