Datasheet Oak (wood description)

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Oak DuoPlank 15x180mm RuA oil Toendra
NameEuropean oak
Scientific nameQuercus petraea, Quercus robur
FamilyFAGACEAE
Common names in other countriesChêne (Fr), Eiche (Du), Oak (GB)
General descriptionOak grows in Europe and Asia Minor. The tree is about 45 meters high. The trunk is straight.

Anatomic characteristics

Heartwood colorLight brown
Sapwood colorPale white
TextureMedium to fine

Physical properties

Basic density730 kg/m3
Total radial shrinkage2,7%
Total tangential shrinkage6,5%
Total volumetric shrinkage9%

Mechanical properties 12% M.C.

Static bending950 kg/cm2
Compression parallel to grain480 kg/cm2
Lateral hardness (Janka)6280 N

Technical conditions for processing

MachiningGood
Air dryingModerate
Natural durabilityDurable
PermeabilityModerate permeable