Rustic White Oak
Rustic white oak is the most common wood selected for our kitchen island tables and decor. The rich, complex wood contains hints of the original characteristics from the sawmill as well as knots, streaks and beautiful swirls within the grain. It is often straight grained, but can be irregular, cross-grained, or knotty. The sapwood has a light tan and somewhere greige turning to a yellow-brown color, while the knots and cross graining carry dark lines, streaks and dramatic shapes. Rustic white oak has been widely used throughout history as a stable and beautiful wood for most any application and is the wood of choice for barrel cooperage for distilleries.