Planed All Round European Oak Timber
Our Planed All Round European Oak is accurately machined using state of the art German technology, ensuring you receive timber that is perfectly smooth and straight, making it a pleasure to work with.
Orders of more than two metres of any single size will be supplied in random lengths as described above. We recommend adding plenty of extra onto your total combined length requirements to allow for wastage. Sections at a 70mm thickness may be manufactured from more than one piece to ensure stability.
If you would like prices for non-standard sizes or edge-jointed timber, please contact our Sales Office who will be happy to advise you on availability.
Please be aware that we don’t cut timber to length as this slows down our manufacturing process significantly.
Our European Oak timber is sourced from France and planed to order in our factory here in Yorkshire. The heartwood varies from light tan to biscuit or deep brown, with distinct bands of earlywood and latewood. The grain is usually straight, but irregular or cross grain can occur including some small knots. Rays and growth rings show an attractive figuring ("silver grain") when quarter sawn.
A fairly hard, heavy and dense hardwood, with high crushing and bending strength, low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Preboring is advised for nailing and screwing, and a reduced planing angle is advised for irregular or cross-grained stock. Oak timber turns satisfactorily, is good for gluing, painting, sanding, staining and varnishing and will take high polish. European oak can be darkened by fuming with ammonia. Due to tannins present in the timber, oak wood will react with ferrous metals when wet. Select non-ferrous (brass or stainless steel) fixings where possible.
Oak timber is often used for furniture and cabinetmaking, quality joinery including church pews and pulpits, office furniture, kitchen cabinets, flooring (including parquet), coffins, boats and harbour work, truck bodies, cooperage for wines, cognac and beer. Planed oak timber is sliced for decorative veneers and rotary-cut to make plywood.
Grows: this species is known to grow across Europe, Turkey, North Africa, Southeastern Canada and Northeastern USA
Typical height: 60-100 ft (18-30m)
Trunk diameter: 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8m)
Specific gravity: 0.72
Typical dry weight: 45lb/ft3 (720kg/m3)
|Country of Manufacture||United Kingdom|
|Timber Species||European Oak|
|Moisture Content||Kiln Dried to 9-11% Moisture|