Heart and sapwood are similar with sapwood lighter in color; most pieces have a reddish tone. Slightly redder than white
Grain: Open, slightly coarser (more porous) than white oak. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays or butterflies.
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1290 Janka Table (benchmark) Durability: Stiff & dense, resist wear, less durable than white oak.
- Sawing: above average
- Nailing: good
- Sanding: satisfactorily, better than white oak
- Finishing: Strong stain contrast, because of pores
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