The heartwood can vary in colour from light tan or pale yellow-brown to dark or pale brown, and can have a pinkish tint. The wood usually has a straight, open grain and its medium to course in texture. It has longer rays than red oak, and therefore displays more figures, which can include swirls and crotch pattern.
White oak grows down the eastern side of North America from Canada to Florida.
American White Oak is used in virtually every way you can imagine. From joinery, interior trim, and flooring, to furniture and cabinet making, and also sliced for figured veneers and rotary-cut plywood.
The heartwood is resistant to decay, but the wood can be attacked by ambrosia beetles and other insects.