FPD maintains relationships with several suppliers of red oak. We are able to offer red oak from the Southern, Appalachian, and Northern regions of the USA. Typical thicknesses include 25mm and 50mm, however, other thicknesses may be available upon request. We are able to offer red oak in NHLA approved grades including FAS, FAS/1F, 1 common, 2 common, and 3 common. All of the red oak we sell is kiln dried and rough surfaced.
Red Oak Grades
FAS Minimum Size Board: 15.24cm x 2.44m Minimum Size Cutting: 10.16cm x 1.53m or 7.62cm x 2.13m Basic Yield: 83.33%
FAS/1F Better face to Grade FAS Poor Face to Grade 1 common
1 common Minimum Size Board: 7.62cm x 1.22m Minimum Size Cutting: 10.16cm x .61m or7.62cm x .91m Basic Yield: 66.67%
2 common Minimum Size Board: 7.62cm x 1.22m Minimum Size Cutting: 7.62cm x .61m Basic Yield: 50%
3 common Minimum Size Board: 7.62cm x 1.22m Minimum Size Cutting: 7.62cm x .61m Basic Yield: 33.33%
Red Oak Uses
Red Oak is one of the most widely used species of wood in the world. Red oak has a wide range of applications including flooring, furniture, cabinetry, architectural millwork, mouldings, doors, paneling, veneer, and joinery. Our red oak lumber is sourced from the Appalachian, Southern, and Northern regions of the US. This species has straight grain with a light to medium reddish-brown heartwood and white to light brown sapwood. Red oak has a high degree of workability especially with machine tools.
Workability Properties Machining: Excellent Nailing: Very Good Screwing: Very Good Gluing: Very Good Finishing: Excellent
*Possible ratings include: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor