Quartersawn White Oak
White Oak ranges in color from light to medium/dark brown, commonly with an olive cast. It is characterized by mostly straight grains in the wood, giving it longer rays than Red Oak. A quarter sawn piece of wood is cut at a 90 degree angle to the typical cut. This process significantly increases the strength of the piece, tightens the grain pattern, creating a distinctive “Tiger” like pattern. This helps reduce any warping and cupping, while improving the stain’s ability to adhere. Furniture processed in this manner should last for generations if cared for. The cost of this piece of wood is higher due to less wood being yielded from a tree when cut this way. Quarter Sawn White Oak Janka hardness rating = 1360.
Rustic Quartersawn Oak
The naturally occurring characteristics of Quarter Sawn White Oak are also present in Rustic Quarter Sawn Oak. It is termed “Rustic” because of the intermediary color between Medium and Mahogany Finishes, with just a bit more darkening of the grain texture. Rustic Quartersawn White Oak Janka hardness rating = 1360.