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Posted on white oak verses red oak

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 05:12 PM

White oak’s “pores” close up when it’s kiln dried, making less likely to soak up moisture, which makes it more rot resistant. On the hardness scale, white oak is rated at 1360 and red at 1060. They finish about the same, except you have to contend with more redness in the color. Red oak does not fume well. It takes on a greenish tint. With the use of aniline dyes, I’ve been able to make them match in color. Personally, I prefer using white oak. Quarter sawn red will usually have a more spectacular flake in it than white oak. I can usually tell the difference when it’s being cut. Red smells like bad cheese to me.

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