COLOR: Dark reddish brown.
GRAIN: Striped figuring in quartersawn selections; texture is even and
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Moderate color variation.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 2200; 71% harder than
Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Above average (change coefficient .00238; 36% more
stable than red oak).
SAWING/MACHINING: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling
SANDING: Sands satisfactorily.
NAILING: Good holding ability.
FINISHING: No known finishing problems.
COMMENTS: Some respiratory
(relative to plainsawn select red oak)