Missouri Unfinished White Oak #1 Common
Reg: $ / sq.f
A truly beautiful wood used as flooring since the Middle Ages, White Oak is the slightly harder cousin to Red Oak. The wood can be tan, light brown, gray, or even slightly pink in colour. The sapwood can be white to cream in appearance. The grain is generally tighter than in Red Oak, but can have many delightful variations.
The #1 Common grade has significant colour variation in the same board and between boards. All natural hues are generally available in this grade. Large knots are absent, well-scattered, small sound knots up to 5 mm (3/16″) in diameter are acceptable. Repaired open knots up to 5 mm (3/16″) in diameter are also acceptable in this grade. Mineral streaks and larger stains are acceptable without limitation. Checks and minor imperfections (sticker stains, machine marks, abnormal colours and blue sap stains) from the manufacturing process are present in this grade. The #1 Common grade provides the ideal character for those seeking a more rustic and varied appearance, and is popular when used in conjunction with darker finishing stains.
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Specifications: Latin name – Quercus alba, relative hardness – 1360, thickness – 3/4″, widths available: 2 1/4″, 3 1/4″, 4″.