Oak White Rift
Entire eastern United States, especially in the Central States and down through the Appalachian region.
Color: From light brown with a greyish tinge in the heartwood to shades of ochre in the sapwood.
Pores are angular and very numerious and filled with a glistening substance called tyloses, which makes this wood especially suitable for water-tight containers (barrel staves) and where water-resistance is required. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects. Closer grained than red oak.
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