Red oak

Red oak

Red oak

Wood species / Trade name:

Red oak


  • German: Roteiche
  • French: Chêne rouge
  • Chinese: 红橡

Botanical name:

Quercus cerris, Quercus rubra, Quercus falcata

Character / Color:

The red oak has a firm straight grain and lightly porous wood in a soft "fiery" red tone. Eye-catching figures or stripes – caused by circular arrays of early-wood vessels and clearly separated annual rings – show up on the longitudinal plane. The radial cut reveals strikingly exquisite grain patterns as well.

Main occurence:

North America, Europe, Asia


Furniture, Interior woodwork, Construction lumber, Doors





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