Red Oak

Quercus rubra, spp. Red Oak is probably the most widely used and abundant hardwood in the eastern United States. Oak has a characteristic ring porous grain pattern; the wood is heavy, hard and stiff. The heartwood of Red Oak ranges in color from “wheat” to a “light honey”, sapwood is light off-white.

Red Oak is also one of the most widely used hardwood species. It is prized in the manufacturing of furniture, cabinets, and interior decorative items, especially flooring, stairs, and mouldings.

Red Oak lumber is regularly sold as rough cut boards. It can also be surfaced, (S2S), upon request. Red oak can also be provided to customers as SLR2E if desired.

Furniture, interior decoration, flooring, stairs, millwork, paneling, doors, household goods, woodenware.

Widely available in thicknesses 4/4 through 8/4.
Generally available 10/4 and thicker.

Red Oak Hardwood Lumber Pricing:
As a species, Red Oak lumber is considered to have a moderate hardwood lumber price point. For a quote email us at

Relative Working Properties:

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