5" x 1/2"
This species features neutral colored heartwood that varies from light beige to light brown. The sapwood can be paler or greyer. The grain pattern in White Oak is quite distinct due to the difference between the appearance of the open and closed grain. Classic oak patterning, including cathedral peaks, will be predominant in the Excel grade while vertical linear grain will rule the R&Q Excel grade. Classic grain will be predominant in Live Sawn Character grade, and vertical grain will also be accepted.
Sapwood and heartwood mixed grade, unlimited mineral streaks and character marks permitted, limited sound or patched knots permitted. The average length of planks is better than those of the Advantage grade.