Red Oak

Also known as: Northern Red Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus rubra

Origin: North America

Description: Many logs of this species are peeled in the U.S.A. for commercial plywood manufacture with only the better logs being sliced for decorative veneer. This is generally a larger tree than the White Oak and quicker to grow which produces a coarser, more open grained texture. The veneer often has a good structure, producing a nice cathedral crown. Occasional figured logs are seen.