Northern Red Oak

Scientific name: Quercus rubra L.

Other names: English: Northern Red Oak, Champion Oak

Geographic origin: North America.


&;8226; Sapwood: varía del gris claro al light red.
&;8226; Heartwood: from pink to light red or light brown.

Northern Red Oak


&;8226; Interior country fine furniture.
&;8226; Hollow carpentry and paneling, interior: doors, frames, platform, parquet flooring, friezes, molding, stairs.
&;8226; Decorative panels.
&;8226; Laminate boards.

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
&;8226; Heartwood: from medium to low capacity of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: no difficulties, excepting hardness.
&;8226; Drying process: slow-very slow. Risk of collapse and cementation. Risk of crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process and other processes: those ones characteristic of its hardness.
&;8226; Gluing process: difficulties can arise from the use of alkaline glues and acid adhesives.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: easy.
&;8226; Finish: easy.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 710 kg/m3 heavy wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.44% stable wood.
- Relation between contractions 2.05% tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 4.8 from semi-hardwood to hardwood.

Northern Red Oak

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 960 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 113,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 450 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to parallel traction 1,600 kg/cm2 .

Northern Red Oak