White Oak Grain Structure…
The grain is described as open, with rays that are longer than those in red oak. There are occasional
crotches, swirls and burls, and plain sawn boards have plumed or flare-grained appearance. The grain pattern is tighter,
and figuring is usually lower in rift-sawn lumber. Quarter sawn materials often have a flake pattern, which is sometimes
referred to as tiger rays or butterflies. White oak timbers are reported to have exceptional resistance to wear which makes
them highly suitable for applications such as flooring in heavy traffic areas.