Oak, English Brown
Latin Name: Quercus petraea
Family: Fagaceae - the Beech family
Other Common Name(s): Bog Oak, Cucharillo, Durmast Oak, Encino, Encino Negro, English Brown Oak, English Oak, European Oak, French Oak, Mamecillo, Pedunculate Oak, Polladro, Pollard Oak, Roblecito, Sessile Oak, Yugoslavian Oak
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
English Brown Oak grows in most of western and central Europe. It is the most common tree in Great Britain. It likely moist soil and is often found on the edge of forests, and along roadsides.
General Description: The sapwood is relatively narrow and is paler in color then the heartwood. The heartwood is yellowish-brown to a deep brown in color. The grain is straight, but can be irregular and interlocked around knots. The texture is coarse. As the tree grows it is attacked by fungus which makes the oak browner in color, once the wood is kiln dries the fungus is killed and there is no further degradation.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.585
Specific Gravity: 0.45-0.69
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 8,075-13,300
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,230-1,490
Side Hardness (lbs): 1230
Pre-boring is recommended before nailing or screwing.
Not currently in stock, commercial quantities are limited. Please contact us to discuss alternate species.