White Oak Countertops

Feb 26, 2014

White Oak is one of the superior hardwoods of eastern North America. It has an exceptional resistance to wear, making White Oak Countertops exceptional for use in kitchens, bathrooms, and offices. White oak has long modular rays. This gives it a strong quartersawn figure, for which it is highly renowned. White Oak has a Janka Hardness Scale of 1360.

White Oak Countertops custom crafted by Grothouse

Custom White Oak Wood Countertop manufactured by Grothouse

White Oak Countertops

White Oak Countertops can be made in three construction styles: Flat Grain Construction (also known as Wide Plank), Edge Grain Construction, and End Grain Construction (also known as Butcher Block).

No matter the construction style, white oak wood countertops have the ability to look great in any kitchen or bathroom, from traditional style to modern style. White Oak stains and polishes well. Pictured below is a White Oak Countertop with a Custom Stain Match designed by Main Street Cabinet Co, LLC. It is edge grain construction. This countertop is used for a kitchen island. It is paired with white cabinetry and has a traditional style.

White Oak Wood Countertops design by Main Street Cabinet Co LLC

White Oak Countertop design by Main Street Cabinet Co LLC

Due to the lighter colors of White Oak Countertops, they can be altered to look great with various colors of cabinetry. Pictured below is a White Oak Countertop designed by Kitchen and Bath Concepts of Pittsburgh. It is edge grain construction. This countertop is paired with blue/grey cabinetry and has a fusion style. It is stained to be a darker brown. The White Oak Countertop compliments the copper counters. This kitchen is a fantastic example of pairing wood with another countertop surface.

White Oak Wood Countertop design by Kitchen and Bath Concepts of Pittsburgh

White Oak Countertop design by Kitchen and Bath Concepts of Pittsburgh

White Oak Wood Facts

White Oak is also known as Arizona Oak, Stave Oak, and American White Oak. It originated in North America. White Oak trees can live to be 600 years old and typically grow to be about 80 to 100 feet high.  White Oak wood is water resistant and rot resistant due to its closed cellular structure. The wood can be used for barrels in the wine and whiskey industries because it resists leaking. It can also be used for boat building, flooring, paneling, coffins, shingles, railroad ties, plywood, trim, and joinery. FSC White Oak lumber is available.

About The Grothouse Lumber Company:

Established in 1994, the Grothouse Lumber Company is the most technically advanced and creative manufacturers in the wood surfaces market. Our custom-built wood countertops can be configured with  a myriad of available options, including 60+ wood species, and 30 edge profiles. Our specially-formulated Durata; permanent finish is one of the most durable and reliable protective coatings currently available on the market today.

Visit our webpage http://www.glumber.com  to learn more about our White Oak Wood Countertops.