English Brown Oak is actually English White Oak that has been killed by mushrooms growing on it. The mushroom produces an acid that colors the heartwood brown but in the process breaks down the cell structure and kills the tree. This is the color that Stickley tried to achieve by fuming American White Oak but real Brown Oak cannot be counterfeited.
- Rich colors from milk chocolate to dark brown
- One of the finest architectural millwork timbers
- Often quartersawn to show off its beautiful flake
- Surface checking is common especially in the darker colors