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European Oak - Character Grade
Kiln Dried Oak
Character grade Oak is the same as prime and joinery grade Euro Oak in terms of performance and overall colour/look but will display knots, blemishes and be full of character. It is therefore more suited to flooring, cladding and flat surfaces than windows, doors and stairs, where corners and angles are used (as the knots can fall out or sharpe edges can form where cut through the uneven grain).
Depending on origin, the heartwood of oak varies from light tan to a deep brown, with distinct bands of early wood and latewood. The grain is usually straight, but irregular or cross grain can occur adding to the beauty and appeal of this popular and timeless wood. The texture is coarse, and rays and growth rings show an attractive figure ('silver grain') when quarter sawn.
Most of our Oak is sourced from main land Europe and not from England. We can source English oak if required.
At Wooduchoose we offer European Oak, or Euro Oak for most of our products. We recommend as; Oak skirting board, Oak architrave, Oak cladding, Oak flooring. Windows and doors and much more. There are however many other products that this wood can be used for.
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