Red oak lumber is a hardwood lumber that can be used for a variety of applications. At St. Charles Hardwoods, we sell a variety of types of red oak lumber including S3S, S4S, and Quarter Sawn Red Oak lumber in a variety of popular sizes. We stock a large selection of red oak lumber in our St. Louis stores in order to meet the needs of any contractor, woodworker, carpenter, or do-it-yourselfer. To see our entire selection of red oak lumber and to buy the lumber you need, please contact our hardwood lumber company or visit one of our lumber stores today.
Our S3S red oak lumber is surfaced on three sides including the two faces and one edge. We sell this lumber by the board foot and carry the following sizes and types in stock with 500 to 1000 feet of each of the following types.
We also stock several sizes of Red Oak Quarter Sawn Lumber. This lumber is cut specifically to achieve a straight grain and it is the most dimensionally stable lumber. Red oak quarter sawn lumber is commonly preferred by cabinetmakers and woodworkers as it offers a distinctive straight grain, pronounced ray flecking, and increased stability.
Our red oak quarter sawn lumber that we carry in stock includes:
Our S4S red oak lumber is lumber that has been surfaced or finished on all four sides. This red oak lumber provides a finished look that can easily be used in a variety of applications. We carry a wide selection of S4S red oak lumber in stock including each of the following in quantities of up to 1000 to 1500 lineal feet.
We also stock 5/4 S4S red oak lumber in:
Red oak is a popular hardwood that can be used for a variety of applications. Red oak lumber is typically straight grained with a coarse texture and prominent rays. This lumber has a light reddish tan heartwood and a narrow, nearly white sapwood. Red oak lumber is hard, strong, and stiff with moderate stability. Because it has a high crush strength and a medium bending strength and stiffness, it is considered a very good steam bending wood. This lumber takes stain well and can be polished to a good finish. Red oak lumber machines well but can splinter and chip when cut against the grain. Because red oak lumber is a hardwood, it can be difficult to work by hand. This lumber glues satisfactory and holds nails and screws satisfactory, with pre-drilling recommended.
Red oak lumber can be used for a variety of applications including for:
To learn more about red oak lumber or to buy the red oak lumber you need for any project, please visit either of our St. Charles Hardwoods locations. As a leading hardwood lumber company, we stock all of the hardwood lumber that you need for any type or size project.