Red Oak | Janka Hardness: 1290lbf
One of the most common and sustainable domestic hardwoods, Red Oak (Quercus rubra) has a native range reaching throughout the eastern Untied States, making it the ideal wood for those wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.
Hard and heavy, red oak is an extremely strong and resilient wood, with a heartwood color ranging from pinkish to reddish to brown, but varies depending on the region grown—for the most part, the wood we're using is Northern, which carries a pinker, redder hue than southern. The grain is relatively straight, and is relatively course.
The hardness, color and texture/grain make this wood great for veneers, and even better for solid boards. Though heavier then most, the positives in strength outweigh its mass.