- Tree: May reach a height of about 60 to 90 feet), with a 12 to 36 inch diameter trunk.
- Grain: Usually straight and open. Plainsawn lumber may exhibit a plumed or flared grain appearance, while riftsawn boards show a tighter grain pattern. Quartersawn boards often have a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger rays or butterflies. Color variation is usually pronounced and is dependent upon the origin of the wood and the growing season in that locality.
- Texture: Depends on the rate of growth of the tree. Red oaks from the north are less coarse than the faster growing red oak from southern states.Working characteristics: Red oak is hard, but responds readily to sharp tools.
- Staining: Good staining qualities. Darker colored stain preceded by a light colored filler produces the 'lime' look. High tannin content makes the wood compatible with ammonia treatment to yield a nearly black finish.
- Steam Bending: Often used for steam bending.
- Strength Properties: Bending and crushing strength is high. Medium hardness, heavy weight. Red oak is less decay resistant than white oak or European oak.
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