COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Canada & United States
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Demonstrably widespread, abundant and secure globally.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Pinkish to light red-brown. May show pronounced cast of flesh colour.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White to yellow, pink and paler than heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Bores, carves, saws, glues and moulds well. Planing and sanding can be difficult as a result of chipped grain. Pre-boring is recommended when nailing and screwing. Red Oak stains and polishes evenly, larger pores tend to produce contrasting colour.