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Oak

Oak, the noble species. Oak is known for its nobility, its lifespan and its great qualities. Oak is also a hardwood found in abundance which is in constant supply. France is the second biggest producer of oak in the world. Dense and heavy, oak is a wood with straight and regular grains. The sapwood is clear and thin, while its duramen varies from brown-white to dark brown.

Physical and durability properties of natural wood (besides sapwood)

  • Density: between 700 and 800 kg/m3 (medium-heavy to heavy wood)
  • Young modulus: 12,500 MPa
  • Monnin hardness: Medium-hard to hard wood (3 < d < 5 N/mm)
  • Stability: Average
  • Fungal durability and use class: Class 3a lifespan > 100 years/class 3b lifespan between 50 and 100 years/class 4 lifespan between 10 and 50 years

Physical and durability properties of THT wood

  • Density: between 600 and 700 kg/m3 (medium-heavy wood)
  • Young modulus: 14,250 MPa
  • Monnin hardness: Medium-hard wood (3 < d < 5 N/mm)
  • Stability: Good
  • Fungal durability and use class: Class 3a lifespan > 100 years/class 3b lifespan between 50 and 100 years/class 4 lifespan between 10 and 50 years
THT wood Oak

Uses of the oak species

  • Structure
  • Siding/Cladding
  • Exterior layout
  • Carpentry
  • Interior layout

Special features of oak

Slow drying time and very delicate (risk of cracks and collapse)
Easy sawing
Good capacity for gluing, can attach with alkaline glues
Easy interior finishing, acidic wood, can be cured,
Susceptible to risks of corrosion from iron: prefer galvanised hardware in humid environments

Origin France

References

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