European Oak Cut to Size

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Estimated dispatch 08/12/2023

Grown in the central region of Europe, our cut-to-size European Oak hardwood timber grows slowly, producing a uniform colour and straight grain. Greyish-brown to yellowish-brown in colour, the wood character of European Oak is heavily influenced by the conditions it grows in.

Takes glue, nails and screws well, except near to edges, when the timber should be pre-bored. Open to a wide range of finishes (staining, waxing, polishing, smoking, fuming, liming), European Oak can be finished to an exceptionally high standard, drastically enhancing the true beauty of this wood.

Medium to coarse in texture, the working properties of European Oak can vary from fairly easy to moderately difficult depending on growth conditions.

Name: Quercus Robur 

Uses: Reproduction furniture, furniture, cabinet work, doors, high-quality joinery, flooring, shopfitting, cladding, boat building.

Country of Origin: Central Europe. Also known as Common Oak, English Oak and European Oak, this slow-growing tree thrives in central regions of Europe. This hardwood prefers plains and hills as well as seasonally wet areas near streams and rivers. European Oak grows well in fertile soils that receive plenty of water in a continental climate.

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

Durability: Durable (15 - 25 years)

Density: 700 Density (Kg/m³)

Colour(s): The heartwood is yellowish-brown to light or medium brown in colour and the sapwood is almost white to light brown, with little variation between both heartwood and sapwood colours.

The Timber: It has a medium to coarse and uneven texture and straight grain with possible irregular or interlocking patterns depending on growing conditions.

Strength: European Oak is a hard, strong and heavy timber, known for its high strength properties and good levels of durability. It also offers good abrasion resistance, making it an excellent choice for indoor furniture. This cut-to-size hardwood has good decay resistance for projects such as boat building.

Working Qualities: European Oak can vary from easy to moderately difficult to work with. It can machine well in some cases but responds less well in others, so some preparation may be needed. It takes glues, nails and screws well, except near to edges, where the timber should be pre-bored. This type of oak can be finished to an incredibly professional standard and is open to staining, waxing, polishing, smoking, fuming and liming to accentuate the beauty of the wood.

Uses: Internal, External, Worktops

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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)