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Sawn Prime Waney Edged Oak (per cubic foot)

Sawn Prime Waney Edged Oak (per cubic foot)

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Sawn Prime Waney Edged Oak (per cubic foot)
From: £48.10 per cu.ft. (inc VAT)

Our rough sawn timber boards are supplied in random stock widths and random stock lengths

From: £48.10 per cu.ft. (inc VAT)
cubic ft.


Quick Overview

Our Rough Sawn Waney Edged Oak Timber is supplied by the cubic foot in full sized boards. The planks are cut from straight clean logs with a narrow sap band. The boards are supplied in random widths, typically between 6" and 9", depending on stock availability. The board lengths tend to be about 3 metres, but can vary due to stock availability.

We don't rip the boards to width or cut to size. If you require timber in specific widths or with a planed finish, we would recommend our planed all round oak timber.

Please Note: It is to be expected that rough sawn boards will display watermarking due to the kiln drying process. This completely natural phenomenon occurs as the water dries out from the timber. This natural surface marking, along with any stick marks, will be removed when you plane and/or sand the boards.



Our Sawn Waney Edged Oak is sustainably sourced from the very best saw mills in France. The heartwood varies from light tan to biscuit or deep brown, rays and growth rings show an attractive figuring ("silver grain") when quarter sawn. The timber is a prime grade though may contain some knots and pip. Knots and splits in waney edged stock are not considered defects because good cutting can be had either side of a split. The boards are carefully stored in our heated and acclimatised factory giving and average moisture content of between 9-11%.

We calculate the cubic footage (volume) of a waney edged board by taking the average of three measurements across the board's width. Each measurement is taken from half way across the wane on each edge (the half-wane width). We then calculate the volume by multiplying the length x width (half-wane average) x thickness (in inches). For example a 120" x 5" x 1" board works out at 0.36 cubic foot.

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.

Extremely durable.

Typical Uses
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.

Interesting Facts
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)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Country of Origin France
Timber Species European Oak
Timber Grade Prime
Moisture Content Kiln Dried to 9-11% Moisture
Bought 2 cu ft @ 40mm for floating shelves, came as one board, cut to length and width with track saw. Jointed and planed very well and now have 8 perfect floating shelves. Yield was almost 100% so could not have done better.
Review by MikeG / (Posted on 05/11/2020)

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