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European Oak

From barrels to world maps

European Oak, scientifically known as Quercus robur, is a prominent hardwood species native to Europe. The wood is known for its light to medium brown/yellow color, featuring a straight grain with occasional rays and flecks. The wood has a timeless and classic appearance, making it a popular choice for various applications.

European Oak is a durable hardwood with good strength and resistance to decay. It falls into the medium to high range on the Janka hardness scale, providing a balance between durability and workability.
European Oak is relatively easy to work with, making it favorable for both hand and machine tools. It has good machining qualities and can be stained and polished to achieve a smooth and attractive finish. European Oak is widely used in the construction of high-quality furniture Its strength and durability make it suitable for heavy-duty applications. Oak barrels made from European Oak are often used in wine and spirits production, contributing to the flavor and character of the beverages.

The grain of European Oak can vary, but our Oak rift typically has a straight grain. The European Oak we use is sourced from well-managed forests, and sustainable forestry practices are promoted to ensure the long-term viability of oak ecosystems. Certification programs like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) help consumers identify responsibly sourced wood products.

Over time, European Oak tends to develop a beautiful patina, enhancing its natural character. This aging process adds warmth and depth to the wood, making it even more appealing.
European Oak's versatility, durability, and classic aesthetic make it a favored choice for a wide range of woodworking projects and construction applications across the globe.
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