|ALSO KNOWN AS:
||Bur Oak, Swamp chestnut, Swamp oak, Live oak
||Widespread throughout the Eastern US. Less plentiful than Red Oak
||Heavy, hard and strong with outstanding wear-resistance. Moderate stability in use. Steam-bends very well. Very durable heartwood
||Machines similarly to red oak but has greater tendency to chip and splinter. Turns well. Difficult to work by hand. Nails and screws satisfactorily although pre-drilling recommended. Glues satisfactorily. Stains and finishes well with no need to fill pores for smoothness. Contact with metal results in dark staining.
||Furniture, flooring, architectural millwork, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling, barrel staves and caskets.