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Smoked Red Oak Wood Veneer

Smoked Red Oak VeneerRed oak is one of the commonly used veneers in the U.S. furniture industry but this oak is very different.  After slicing the log into veneer, the sheets are placed in a chamber filled with dense smoke which reacts with the tannins in the wood cells causing a darkening effect. There is a fair amount of difficulty in maintaining control over the darkening process since each log is unique. The right temperature, length of time, and concentration of smoke yields exceptionally well toned veneer suck as those shown below.

Common Name:
  Northern Oak, Common Oak
Scientific Name:
  Quercus rubra
Family:
  Fagaceae
Color:
  Brown with hints of red or orange
Origin:
  Northern US and Canada
Hardness:
  Medium hardness (not as hard as White Oak)
Texture:
  Coarse texture with large, open pored grain
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
Did You Know:   A well kept oak tree can grow to over 95 foot tall and live for more than 300 years!


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