Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3 (0.43 oz/cu in), great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quarter-sawn.
Oak planking was common on high status Viking long ships in the 9th and 10th centuries. The wood was hewn from green logs, by axe and wedge, to produce radial planks, similar to quarter-sawn timber.
Wide, quarter-sawn boards of oak have been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture.
|Spicies:||White European OAK|
|Width:||7 1/2 inch|
|Stain:||Brushed & Smoked through
|Finish:||Woca Oil (Non Allergic)|