Q. What is the difference between red oak and white oak?
Since I started milling lumber, determining the difference between red oak and white oak has been a challenge. I’ve got a good handle on it now, but there are plenty of times (at least once a week) when a customer has a piece of wood that they want to identify. It is usually some old barn lumber and usually some sort of oak.
By Scott Wunder
British designer John Pawson works with Studio Areti to design a series of pieces - a triangular door, a slanted shelf, and a hook - from white oak and walnut for the American Hardwood Export Council's 'Wish List' series.