Color: Medium to dark red-brown; darkens over time.
Grain: Fine, interlocked.
Variations Within Species And Grades: Quarter-sawn material has a ribbon-striped effect.
Hardness/Janka: Janka: 1500 (16% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Above average (7.4; 14% more stable than Northern Red Oak).
Sawing/Machining: Saws easily.
Nailing: No known problems.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.
Finishing: Staining may over-darken the wood. No known finishing problems
Comments: Moderately available.