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.
White Oak is just one of 86 oak species native to this country, but it is the classic oak of America.
- Color – Ranges from nearly white sapwood to a darker gray brown heartwood.
- 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 (rift-cut, flat sliced, flat sawn, rotary cut, quartered), many distinctive and sought after patterns emerge: flake figures, pin stripes, fine lines, leafy grains and watery figures.
- Characteristics – Heavy, strong, hard, stiff, durable under exposure and has great wear-resistance.
- Finishing – Oaks can be stained beautifully with a wide range of finish tones.