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Sample is -by-3 inch
square-edge solid strip.
Top portion is finished
with water base urethane;
bottom with oil modified
polyurethane
.



Appearance
COLOR:
Dark reddish brown.
GRAIN: Striped figuring in quartersawn selections; texture is even and very fine.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Moderate color variation.

Properties
HARDNESS (JANKA): 2200; 71% harder than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Above average (change coefficient .00238; 36% more stable than red oak).
DURABILITY: Excellent.


Workability
SAWING/MACHINING:
Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended.
SANDING: Sands satisfactorily.
NAILING: Good holding ability.
FINISHING: No known finishing problems.

COMMENTS: Some respiratory allergic potential.

Cost
(relative to plainsawn select red oak)
MULTIPLIER: 1.55

Availability
Moderately available.



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