Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tine or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls or burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grin pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a
Hardness/Janka: 1210 (6% softer than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Average (10.5; 22 % less stable than red oak)
Origin: North America