Color: Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; sapwood is pale to creamy white.
Grain: Closed, subdues grain, with medium figuring and uniform texture. Occasionally shows quilted, fiddleback, curly or bird’s-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at premium.

Hardness/Janka: 1450 (12% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Average (9.9; 15% less stable than Northern red oak).
Origin: North America