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The Look of Oak

Red Oak has a generally even grain. Because it grows slowly, oak is notable for having many growth rings on each board. Variations in color are very limited over time, even if it is exposed to intense light. Nevertheless, Mirage applies a UV protector at the finishing stage to preserve all the luster of its original color.

The sapwood of the oak ranges from white to pale brown, while the heartwood is reddish brown.

Ordinary wear and tear is hardly noticeable due to oak's open grain and natural reddish color.

Oak: Rich color, classic style!


The Facts on Oak

More than 200 subspecies of oak are found in North America. The Northern Red Oak is found all over the eastern United States and in the southeast of Canada. However, because of the climate, the northern and southern Red Oak are different. Further north, the harsher winters slow growth and yield a harder wood. Trees can reach a height of 125 ft. [38 m] and considerable diameter.

American Cherry   950
American Walnut 1010
Yellow Birch 1260
Red Oak 1290
White Oak 1360
Hard Maple 1450
Sapele 1500
African Mahogany 1500
Hickory 1820
Tigerwood 2160
Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva 2200
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) 2350

Values are given in pounds. The higher the number, the harder the wood.