Warm colour, coarse texture and its straight grain makes Red Oak one of the most popular hardwood species, with a versatile and varied use and appearance.
Red Oak, also known as American Red Oak or Northern Red Oak, grows on the Eastern of North America. Its medium weight and coarse texture came from logs which primarily are founded throughout the Appalachians, Ohio and Kentucky.
A faster growing member of the Quercus family American Red Oak veneer has a coarser, more open grained texture surface. Its fibre is also straight.
As its name implies a slight reddish hue is visible in its appearance. Indeed, the colour of the sapwood varies from light grey to pale red, and the heartwood from pinkish to pale red or clear brown. The heartwood is similar to other Oaks, with a toasted or pink color, but has a reddish tint. Growth rings are visible. Wood rays are also visible and present the classical spectacle frames of oak in the radial section, but less pronounced than White Oak.
Red Oak is nearly to all common uses of hardwoods, and especially popular where strength and durability are required. Moreover, many sizes are available and are great for any project. Many logs of this species are peeled in the U.S.A. for commercial plywood manufacture with only the better logs being sliced for decorative veneer.
Above all, Red Oak Quarter Cut is widely used in furniture, doors, plywood, paneling, moldings, woodwork, cabinets, and tables. Some figured or exceptional logs are used architecturally for oak panels, doors, and accents.
The result is a perfect veneer for sophisticated yet discrete environments at the same time, indeed allows to create a warm and calm atmosphere without losing the excellence and uniqueness that characterizes him.