The TimberThe timber is a uniform yellowish-brown, a little paler in colour than that of European or American white oak, and much milder in character, due to the slow, even growth. It weighs about 670 kg/m3 when dried. Timber from trees grown in the main island generally has a pinkish shade.
DryingDries moderately easier than European oak.
StrengthLower in strength than European Oak.
Latin NameQuercus spp, Quercus mongolica, Quercus glandulifera, Quercus dentata, Quercus myrsinaefoia, Quercus gilva, Quercus acuta, Quercus phillyraeoides
Also known asJapanese oak, ohnara (Q. mongolica), konara (Q. glandulifera), kashiwa (Q. Dentata), shira-kashi (Q. myrsinaefoia), ichii-gashi (Q. gilva), aka-gashi (Q. acuta), ubame-gashi (Q. phillyraeoides)