Sample is ¾-by-3¼ inchsquare-edge solid strip.
Top portion is finished with water base urethane; bottom with oil modified polyurethane.
COLOR: Dark reddish brown
GRAIN: Striped figuring in quartersawn selections; texture is even and very fine.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES:Moderate color variation.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 2200; 71% harder than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Above average (change coefficient .00238; 36% more stable than red oak).
SAWING/MACHINING: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended.
SANDING: Sands satisfactorily.
NAILING: Good holding ability.
FINISHING: No known finishing problems.
COMMENTS: Some respiratory allergic potential.
(relative to plainsawn select red oak)