White oak is the wood of choice for winemakers, producing casks that enhance the flavor of wine.

A hard, versatile lumber, white oak is a favorite in furniture, flooring, doors, kitchen cabinets, millwork and even railway sleepers. Long favored in Europe, US white oak is similar in color and appearance to European oak. The sapwood is light colored and the heartwood is light to dark brown. White oak has more figure than red oak, with a distinctive open grain and coarse texture. We offer white oak lumber from two regions, Appalachian and Glacial.


Machining 5
Nailing 4
Screwing 4
Gluing 2
Finishing 5

Ratings indicate the degree of difficulty working with this species relative to other hardwoods. A '5' rating is the best. A '1' rating is the most challenging.