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Red Oak

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At IDI, we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our hardwood.  After all, we are in the Midwest where the best hardwoods are grown.  Plus, we have one of the leading hardwood suppliers, Cole Hardwood, just a stone’s throw away. So, go ahead, be choosy.

Red Oak is the most abundant U.S. hardwood species. It would be difficult to name a wood with a longer and more illustrious history in furnishings and interior design.

  • ColorRanges from nearly white cream color to a beautiful warm, pale brown heartwood, tinted with red.
  • Grain The grain is distinguished by rays, which reflect light and add to its attractiveness.  Depending on the way the logs are sawn into timber many distinctive and sought after patterns emerge
  • Characteristics Heavy, strong, hard, stiff and durable under exposure. Holds nails and screws well.
  • FinishingStains beautifully with a wide range of finish tones.