Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Inc.
Spencer, Indiana USA
Manufacturer of quality hardwood flooring and accessories

Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Inc. Manufacturer of quality hardwood flooring and accessories

White Oak

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General Description

  • Color - The heartwood is light brown while the sapwood is white.

  • Grain - Open with occasional swirls and burls.

(unfinished White Oak pictured to the right, notice the Rift & Quartered boards on the far right)

Available Grains

  • Plain Sawn - May contain any combination of the following types of grain classification: Plain Sawn, Rift Sawn, and Quarter Sawn.

  • Quarter Sawn - In cross section, the angle of the annual ring tangent to the face of the piece is between 45 and 90.  At least 50% of the piece contains Quartered characteristics which include grain lines that are mostly parallel to the length of strips and medullar ray flecks present and more than 1/16" wide.

  • Rift Sawn - In cross section, the angle of the annual ring tangent to the face of the piece is between 30 and 60.  At least 75% of the piece contains Rift characteristics which include grain lines that are mostly parallel to the length of strips and medullar ray flecks less than 1/16" wide.

  • Rift & Quartered - A combination of Rift Sawn and Quarter Sawn.

Available Grades

  • Clear - Contains mostly heartwood with a minimum number of character marks and discoloration providing a uniform appearance while allowing for all heartwood natural color variations.  Average bundle length is 3-3/4'.

  • Select & Better - Contains coloration variations produced by differences of natural heartwood and sapwood, along with slight imperfections such as small tight knots (one allowed every 3').  Average bundle length is 3-1/4'.

  • 1 Common - Contains prominent variations in coloration and varying characteristics such as knot holes (no bigger than 1/4" in diameter) and heavy mineral streaks.  Average bundle length is 2-3/4' or better.

  • 2 Common - Same as 1 Common with sticker stain, worm holes, and sound natural variations creating a contrasting appearance.  Average bundle length is 2-1/4' or better.

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Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Inc. ● 4341 N US HWY 231 ● Spencer, IN 47460 USA

Phone 812-829-4866 ● Fax 812-829-4860

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