American Oak Cut to Size

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Estimated dispatch 08/12/2023

Our Cut-To-Size American White Oak Timber is pale yellowish-brown to mid-brown, often with a reddish tint and typically straight grain with a medium to coarse texture. White Oak timber is one of the most widely used American hardwoods and can be seen daily in various public buildings.

Similar to European Oak, the working properties of American Oak Timber can vary from fairly easy to moderately difficult depending on growth conditions. Slightly stronger than European Oak due to its greater density.

This wood choice takes glue, nails and screws well, however, pre-boring is recommended. Can be finished to a very high standard with the use of oils, stains, waxes etc. Due to its relatively low moisture content, the timber can be susceptible to movement in variable humidity environments, making it unsuitable for external use.

Name: Quercus alba

Country of Origin: North America. Found in eastern and central areas of North America. Quercus alba, or American White Oak, is able to grow in a wide range of dry and damp habitats, including ridges, valleys and fairly acidic and alkaline soils. It can be found stretching from Minnesota to northern Florida and eastern Texas.

Uses: Interior joinery, shopfitting, stairs, furniture, kitchen doors and flooring, desk or kitchen worktops, cabinetmaking, office furniture, panelling.

Woodshop’s Preferred Finish: Osmo Polyx hardwax oil 3062, 3032, 3044, Osmo Top Oil 3058, 3068.

Durability: Moderately durable (15 - 25 years)

Density: 770 Density (Kg/m³)

Colour(s): The heartwood is light to medium brown in colour, often with a reddish tint. The paler sapwood colour will sometimes have a gradual colour difference or no variation at all compared to the heartwood.

The Timber: This widely used and popular hardwood comes with a straight grain, a medium to coarse uneven texture, and a consistent visual appeal that makes it a great choice for many different types of woodworking projects.

Strength: American White Oak is known for its hardness, heaviness and high strength. It also has great resilience and density with minimal risk of splintering. Due to its closed cellular structure, this wood is both water and rot-resistant, making it a practical and decorative woodworking choice.

Working Qualities: Expect solid results with hand and machine tools when you choose this cut-to-size hardwood. American White Oak takes glues, nails and screws well but pre-boring is recommended for the best results. It can also be finished to a very high standard when used with oils, stains, waxes and similar treatments. Due to its relatively low moisture content, the timber can be susceptible to movement in variable humidity environments, making it unsuitable for external use.

Uses: Internal

Customer Reviews

161 Reviews

Excellent quality and finishing

by Phil42 (07/03/2023)

Excellent quality and finishing, the wood was perfect size and the service and packaging was superb

Great Product

by P.harris690 (06/06/2023)

I needed a custom made piece of oak. The ordering system on the website was easy to use and the product was great and arrived exactly on time.

Went above and beyond

by Simon.shellard (04/10/2023)

Really pleased with purchase of a bespoke doorway threshold (too big for standard versions) They were kind enough to machine a "slope" to the piece of wood saving me hours of sanding. Great service!

very good service

by Newbygb (02/27/2023)

the planks arrived on time, well packed. just as shown in the website. i will used woodshopdirect for further purchases


by MS (02/08/2023)

First time buyer. Everything arrived in excellent condition and perfectly cut to size. Beautiful wood

As ordered

by Chris.meitiner (01/04/2023)

Quick delivery time and cut to order as well


by Dalekwolf50 (12/21/2022)

Excellent quality product

Great quality, carefully packaged

by Jackrobinson03 (11/10/2022)

Lovely quality on some planed walnut and oak. I was nervous about how the wood would be packaged, but there was very clearly a lot of diligence applied when preparing the shipment and the wood has arrived in perfect condition. Super happy.


by Willracheldavies (08/29/2022)

Delighted with the quality, finish, accuracy and packaging of the timber. All cut very accurately and smoothly - makes the work I am doing much easier.

Brilliant service

by Crawfordmackenzie (06/27/2022)

Wondered for ages how I could purchase equality hardwood, so this was a dream. Thanks

Delivery Information

  • Express delivery on all orders once machined.
  • Click & Collect is available from our Falmouth store.
  • All orders are expertly packed to ensure against damages.
  • Delivery costs will be automatically calculated using the weight, size and delivery location of your order so delivery rates will vary. 

Palletised Delivery Information

  • Due to the size and weight of goods, some items will be sent via a roadside palletised delivery.
  • We will contact you prior to dispatch to arrange a convenient weekday delivery.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is unable to access/vacate your premises or pull-up outside the property (restricted access) your pallet may be sent on a ‘Book-In’ service, which means your local depot will contact you and arrange a date and suitable delivery transport with you. Your local delivery depot will call the next working day after dispatch to book the delivery with you for delivery within 5 working days.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is able to access your premises and pull up outside the property, your pallet can be delivered on the next weekday suitable for you. Please let us know by 11:00 am the day before, so that we can dispatch in time. 
  • Please be aware, if a forklift is unavailable at the delivery address (e.g. a residential address) people will be required to unload from the pallet by hand. This is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

  • We use a third-party courier service who have a strict policy on abuse or harassment towards their drivers. In any case where there is abuse or harassment, the driver is within their rights to refuse delivery.

  • It is your responsibility to dispose of all packaging and pallets, this is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

Please download Pallettrack's Home Delivery guide for more information on their roadside delivery service.



  • If you wish to arrange a collection with a courier of your choice then we are more than happy to package the goods for you. Please email us your full cutting list for specific prices and estimated weight and dimensions.
  • Contactless collection is an option for any order. Our collections take place at our workshop in Falmouth, Cornwall between the hours of 9 am-4 pm any weekday excluding bank holidays.
  • We will contact you once the goods are ready to collect, so a convenient timeslot can be arranged. 

Returns should be sent to the following address:

Sprucewool Ltd 
Bickland Business Centre
Tregoniggie Industrial Estate
Bickland Water Road
TR11 4SN

Please see our full returns policy in our terms of supply document (Clause 9)