White Oak Mantels
White Oak (Quercus alba) In considering the relative value of our native woods for interior woodwork, we are inclined to give first place to the American white oak wood, which hold sway over not only hardness of fiber and beauty of color and markings, but great powerful, as its sturdiness and the durability of its texture allows it to resist almost any amount of wear. In this respect the white oak wood it is far superior to the other woods, such as chestnut, ash and elm, which we have mentioned as being in the same general class of open textured, hard fibered woods; although these the white oak wood, have a color quality more delicate than that of oak, in that they show a greater degree of that soft radiance which contribute so much in the atmosphere of a room.
White oak lumber varies in color from light tan to pale yellow-brown with a rose colored tinge and It is similar to European oak. Straight grained with characteristic silver grain in quarter sawn wood, medium to coarse texture. White oak is somewhat more figured than Red Oak due to longer rays. We find the finest white oak wood in the Middle West and southwest, especially in Indiana, which has mobilized large quantities of this valuable wood.
There are many varieties of oak in this country, but of these the white oak wood is most used for cabinetmaking and for interior design. This wood's deep, fashionable color requires under the process we use for finishing it, a process which gives the appearance of age without in any way modify the character of the wood and that is the fuming with ammonia.
|Origin||Eastern United States|
|Janka Hardness||1,350 lbf|
|Average Dried Weight||47 lbs/ft3|
|Workability||Produces good results with hand and machine tools. Glues, stains, and finishes well.|
Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)
Cherrybark Oak (Quercus pagoda)
Chestnut Oak (Quercus prinus)
English Oak (Quercus robur)
Holm Oak (Quercus ilex)
Japanese Oak (Quercus mongolica)
Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)
Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)
Oregon White Oak (Quercus garryana)
Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata)
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
Post Oak (Quercus stellata)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)
Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea)
Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)
Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)
Swamp Chestnut Oak (Quercus michauxii)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
Turkey Oak (Quercus cerris)
Water Oak (Quercus nigra)
Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)
White Oak Mantels
4050 Old Cornelia Hwy
Gainesville GA 30507
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