Color: Cream-colored sapwood; heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout.
Variations Within Species And Grades: High degree of color variability.
Hardness/Janka: Janka:1375; (7% harder than Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00162; 56% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use.
Durability: Excellent (2.8; 67% more stable than Northern red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement.