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Where It's From:
White Oak is one of the most preeminent hardwoods of eastern North America.
Why It's Special:
This species can live a very long time and develops into a majestic, wide-spreading specimen. White Oak has tyloses that gives the wood a closed cellular structure which makes it water and rot-resistant.
How It Works:
This species is particularly beautiful when quarter-sawn because it shows off all the rays.
The heartwood of White Oak is typically off-white.
Mission style furniture, flooring, barrels, and handles for tools are all common applications of white oak wood.