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What is oak? What kind of oak? Apply oak wood in the interior

17. Apr 2018

What is oak?
Oak called Oak is imported from the US and European countries such as England and Sweden. The furniture is made from oak wood always create a sense of harmony with natural light, young, cozy and modern.
There are some kinds of oak
Oak occupies the majority of the area in Western forests and oak furniture is also highly valued. Oak is a hardwood species that grows in many countries in the world with temperate climates, with a high concentration in some American lands, often called the American oak. Oak is available in two types: Oak (Red Oak) and White Oak (Oak).




White Oak has an average weight of 769 kg / m3, a hardness of 6049N, light sapwood, light brown to dark brown wood. White Oakwood is resistant to insect attack due to its high tannin content. Most White Oak species have straight, medium to coarse wood with longer rays than the Red Oak.




Red Oak has an average weight of 753 kg / m3, hardness 6583N, white to light brown wood, reddish brown heartwood. In terms of physical characteristics, hard and heavy red oak, strong torsional strength and medium strength, high compressive strength, easy to bend by steam.
Thus, in terms of hardness, white oak and red oak are roughly equal. However, White Oak has better waterproofing properties and has a more varied and beautiful wood texture, so Oak White is preferred over Red Oak. Note that the use of Oak to use must be treated to less than 20% humidity, because at this level, wood fungus can not grow.
Application of oak
White Oak has a distinctive "bottle" form of wood cells that are tightly bonded to each other so that water does not penetrate. With this outstanding feature, White Oak is resistant to decay and rotting very well, so White Oak is often used for boat building, wine barrels and outdoor furniture.
With the current interior trend, oak wood is being used to make indoor furniture, home appliances & in the industry. In addition, oak wood is used as a bed, wardrobe, kitchen cabinet, wine cabinet, ornaments are very beautiful.

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