Oak, American White Crown
Also known as: White Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus alba and others
Origin: North America
Description: This very popular type of Oak is used for many purposes including furniture, doors, shopfitting and other interior work. The colour range may be fairly broad, from a pale yellowy biscuit to mid brown, with the lighter shades generally being the most sought after. The logs are often smaller in diameter than those of Red Oak and European Oak and are usually flat cut to produce as much crown veneer as possible. Good straight-grained material is acheived by rift cutting selected larger logs. Logs are currently in short supply following the increase in demand for Bourbon Whiskey as oak barrels are needed for the ageing process.