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Oak, Red American

American red oak has a light to medium brown often with a red glow colour. The American Red Oak has wide rings and coarser texture opposit the European oak. However, the color may vary. The splint is white to light brown. Red oak has open pores, which makes it easier to dry than white oak. Used for floors, fixtures, moldings and furniture.

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Facts Oak, Red American 

Botanical name: Quercus rubra
Origin: Eastern North America
Weight: about 650 kg/m3
Moisture Content: 8-10 %
Janka hardness: 720
Modulus of rupture: 83.0 MPa
Bending strength: 1470
Modulus of elasticity: 10.20 GPa
Shrinkage: 13,7


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