American Red Oak

Common Name
American Red Oak Quercus spp

Other Names
Northern/southern red oak, swamp red oak

Country of Origin
United States

American Red Oak heartwood resembles other oaks with a pale yellow-brown to pink colour, but has a reddish tinge. Mostly straight grained and coarse textured, with a less pronounced figure than white oak due to smaller rays. Southern Red Oak has a more rapid growth rate than Northern Red Oak and is harder heavier and its texture is coarser.

Mainly used for
Interior joinery & furniture

American Red Oak species fact sheet

Rosenfeld Kidson, as timber merchants acknowledge the importance of conserving the world’s greatest renewable resource.

We are pleased to advise that we carry Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification that enables us to sell timber that carries either FSC certification (SGS-COC-006703) or PEFC certification (SGS-PEFC/COC-0993).

FSC certified timber and PEFC certified timber undergo independent, third-party audited certification procedures at every step of the supply chain. This provides designers, specifiers, architects and consumers absolute assurance that those forest and wood products labelled as FSC certified or PEFC certified originate from legal sources, which are managed to prescribed social, economic and environmental standards.

As a New Zealand timber supplier offering the country’s largest range and quantity of specialist certified timbers we believe that stocking FSC & PEFC certified timber is essential for our continued growth. A major part of our timber range has FSC or PEFC certification and we are continually striving to increase this.

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