Northern Red Oak

Scientific name:
Quercus rubra L.
Geographic origin:
North America.
  • Sapwood: varies from light gray to pale red
  • Heartwood: varies from pinkish to pale red or light brown
  • Visible woody rays, they present the classic mirrors in the radial section
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Capacity of being impregnated
  • Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: from medium to low capacity of being impregnated.
Mechanical properties
  • Resistance to static flexion 960 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module 113,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to compression 450 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to parallel traction 1,600 kg/cm2 .
  • Sawing process: no difficulties, excepting hardness.
  • Drying process: slow-very slow. Risk of collapse and cementation. Risk of crack formation.
  • Planing process and other processes: those ones characteristic of its hardness.
  • Gluing process: difficulties can arise from the use of alkaline glues and acid adhesives.
  • Nailing and screwing process: easy.
  • Finish: easy.
Physical properties
  • Apparent density at 12% humidity 710 kg/m3 heavy wood.
  • Dimensional stability
  • - Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.44% stable wood.
  • - Relation between contractions 2.05% tendency to deformity.
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 4.8 from semi-hardwood to hardwood.
  • És una alternativa més econòmica al Roure Blanc Americà, amb més variació de tonalitats i una mica més porosa.
  • Paquets de Fusta amb bona mitjana d'amples.