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Red Oak, Rift Cut

Red Oak, Rift Cut


Red Oak remains the most popular hardwood in the U.S. Very pronounced grain lends itself to staining to a variety of colors. The rift cut has a very straight grain appearance and sometimes is referred to as a comb look.

Industry StandardArchitectural Lumber Specification Beyond the Grade
GradeNHLA Select & BetterNHLA Select & Better
ColorNHLA - no heartwood or sapwood specificationLumber is sorted to maximize heartwood content
Widths4" minimum4" minimum
Lengths6' and longer6' and longer
ClarityNo current NHLA specificationsLumber is sorted twice to maximize straight grain to ensure an enhanced appearance
Grade & ManufacturingProduct of allowable defects per NHLA grade for flat cutManufactured to minimize wane and stain

Pictures are for illustration purposes to show the variation of the species and cut and will not be an exact representation. Lumber is a product of nature where every board is unique in grain, color and defects.