Quercus alba – spp.
|BOTANICAL NAMES||Quercus alba – spp.|
|ORIGINS FAMILY||It belongs to the family of Fagaceae (angiosperm).|
|GROWTH AREA||The American Oak that can be distinguished between Red Oak and White Oak, grows in vast territories of central and North America, and the best quality is mainly in the appalacchian forests.|
|SPECIFIC WEIGHT||750 kg/m³ at 12% C.U.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES|| The wood is distinguished with yellowish sapwood and brown heartwood.
In the heartwood, there are radial sections, the medullary rays known by the users with the name of mirrors.
The texture is coarse and the grain is straight.
Oak has a heartwood that is highly resistant to fungi and insect attacks.
In addition, the presence of tannic substances, help to preserve windows and doors against atmospheric agents.
|DRYING METHOD||It is a very easy and quick process but it must be carried very carefully to avoid splitting.|
|MAIN USES AND WORKING|| Oak is an excellent work wood.
In addition to the construction of furniture and fixtures, even valuable, it is used for railway sleepers, heavy constructions, laminated, flooring and joinery in general.
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