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European Oak


Name: - European Oak (not to be confused with Japanese Oak)

Sources: -Europe, including Britain, Russia and Poland.

Colour: -Light to dark brown

Advantages: -Very strong, hard, tough and durable. Oak finishes well, works well and has very little shrinkage

Disadvantages: -European Oak is very heavy, expensive and splits easily. It contains tannic acid, which corrodes steel and iron fitting. The acid's effect on the fittings can cause permanent blue stains on the wood surface

Uses: -Garden furniture, boat building, gateposts, furniture, floors and construction work.