Red Oak

  • Origin: Northeastern United States
  • Hardness: heavy, hard, stiff
  • Grade: select
  • Characteristics: medium fine grain, color is light tan, pink to red, to dark brown
  • Description: Red oak species can have a color variation from light tan to pink, red and dark brown. Many stains blend these variations but in lighter finishes the variation remains obvious. Mineral streaks are common oak characteristics that are not entirely eliminated when selecting wood for cabinetry.