This very attractive, hard and heavy lumber is widely used throughout the world in furniture, flooring, cabinetry, joinery and architectural millwork. The wood is mostly straight-grained with a coarse texture and slightly less pronounced figure compared to white oak. This red oak lumber comes from both the Glacial and Appalachian regions. All are graded after kiln drying and planing and offer unique quality consistency compared to commodity oak products. Glacial and Appalachian red oak is sorted by color to help reduce waste and produce cabinets and furniture with beautiful, uniform color tones.