Color: Pale straw with occasional pinkish highlights, tan colors, some medium gray/brown colors; over time overall color variation is muted with an ambering of the straw colors to darker tan.
Grain: All riftsawn.
Species & Grade Variations: Even range of color shadings.
Hardness (Janka): 1350 (5% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Data not available.
Sawing/Machining: Cuts easily; some splintering when routing.
Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.
- First Cut: 50 or 60 at a 7-15 degree angle with the grain
- Second Cut: 60 or 80 straight with the grain
- Third Cut: 80 or 100
- Hard Plate: 80 or 100
- First Screen: 80
- Second Screen: 100 or 120
Nailing: No known problems.
Finishing: No known finishing problems.
Comments: Has been known to cause contact dermatitis.