Air & Kiln-Dried Timber
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Quercus Robur (common oak)
Quercus Petraea (sessile oak )
English oak has been held in high esteem by craftsmen and builders for many centuries. Whether it was used to build our navies or buildings, as well as fine furniture, it has been cherished for its strength, resistance to decay and beauty.
Although at Whitney Sawmills we supply oak from Europe as well, it is the beautiful grain and figure of our English oak that stands out from its European cousins.
Technical detail from TRADA
Wood type – hardwood
Mechanical strength – high
Durability – durable
Treatability- extremely difficult
Density- 720kg/m3 at 12%
Colour and grain – heartwood is golden yellowy brown
European oak comes from the same family as English oak, but the heartwood is more of a pale straw colour with a slight silvery tint. The grain is straight and mild, making it very stable. Although very similar to English oak it is not as decorative as our native timber.