Oak trees are one of the dominant broad-leaved species of temperate Europe. The trees grow 20 – 30 m in height with diameters ranging from 40 – 80 cm.
Sapwood is thin, between 1 to 4 cm, and white.The clearly demarcated heartwood is light brown to dark brown. Oak is mostly straight grained with a medium to coarse texture.
Annual rings and rays are clearly visible, oak is a ring porous wood.
European White Oak is a hard and heavy wood with medium strength properties.
Machining is well, nailing and screwing properties are good, but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing must be done with care, the wood is dense, slightly acid an rich in tannins.