Other Names: Rift White Oak, Rift Cut White Oak, Rift Sawn White Oak, American White Oak
Similar to: Quartered White Oak, Quarter Cut White Oak, Quarter Sawn White Oak, Japanese Oak, Rift Red Oak
Color: Light beige to medium brown. Finishes to a rich honey tone.
Country of Origin: United States and Canada
Appropriate Uses: White Oak has a fantastic look for any and all types of veneer projects, such as interior design and furniture. In addition to veneer and edgebanding, White Oak is well known for its use in Japanese martial arts weapons.
Description: Rift White Oak Edgebanding is a very popular wood that has a white, and sometimes slightly pinkish, wheat hue. It exhibits either a straight grain or a mildly curved grain. Its grain is narrower than Red Rift Oak. This veneer often has a combed grain appearance. It is cut from larger logs and therefore is often available in sequenced matched batches. While Rift White Oak is similar to Quarter Sawn White Oak, Quarter Sawn White Oak is more likely to get a flakey grain, which may be desirable for certain woodworking projects. The standard grade of Rift White Oak can exhibit small pin marks or knots, which some woodworkers (and end users) prefer as it imparts character to the wood. Premium grade Rift White Oak is free of natural markings, which many find to be most aesthetically appealing. Rift White Oak is widely available and is among the more affordable wood veneer.