english brown oak wood


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
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Characteristics of English Brown Oak

Origin of Wood Type England
Botanical Name Quercus petraea
Specific Gravity 0.72
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.75 lb/ bf
Color Range Brown – Gold
Rarity / Availability Available
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 18″
Typical Avg. Length 6′ to 14′
Avg. Waste Factor 50% & up
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Flooring, Veneers and many other uses
Lumber Grades Quartersawn, Flitch
Other Trade Names Brown Oak, English White Oak
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